The widening of Brixham Road is part of the Western Corridor scheme – one of the Local Enterprise Partnership’s portfolio of strategic infrastructure projects that will help to generate growth throughout the whole of Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.
Aarsleff will install 378 self-drilled fully galvanised soil nails, of 6m length using their excavator mounted hütte drill mast.
Aarsleff’s Assistant Manager for Geotechnical Jonathan Greener said “Combined with our in-house knowledge and expertise on how to stabilise a steep bank or cutting, we ensure our geotechnical solutions will cause minimal disruption to highway schemes like this”.
Aarsleff will be on site from the end of February for an estimated 6-week programme.
Executive Lead for Community Services, Councillor Robert Excell, said: “These works show Torbay Council’s commitment to improving one of our major routes, to reduce congestion and allow for future growth within this area.
“We have been successful in obtaining significant funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership and this scheme is the final phase of the current programme of works to improve sections of Brixham Road and Kings Ash Road. This will improve transport links for both residents and businesses and promote future economic growth.”