A34 Chieveley to Beedon Resurfacing Scheme
Part of our ongoing programme of work to maintain England's strategic road network
Where was the project located?
A scheme has been completed along the A34 between Chieveley and Beedon (West Berkshire) to resurface both the north and southbound carriageways. The A34 is a key route for road users travelling between the South and the Midlands. Approximately 50,000 vehicles use this stretch of the A34 everyday in both directions.
Why was the scheme needed?
The need for this work was identified through on-going surveys of our network which showed that resurfacing was needed on this section of the A34 to ensure the carriageway remains in a safe and serviceable condition.
The scheme cost approximately £2.2 million.
What work was carried out?
Work involved planing out and laying a new carriageway surface. We undertake all resurfacing works on the Strategic Road Network using a lower noise material. This material is thinner than conventional hot rolled asphalt and has qualities that mitigate noise at the source (i.e the contact between the tyre and road).
Work also involved reinstating the road markings and road studs.
Work on the northbound carriageway took place using full overnight carriageway closures, and work on the southbound carriageway was carried out using convoy traffic management, which involved a lane closure and speed restrictions of 40mph on the approach to the traffic management and 10mph past the worksite.
How did this benefit road users?
The resurfacing improves the condition of the carriageway, and therefore ensures that it remains safe for road users while reducing the need for unplanned closures for emergency repairs.
How do I find out more information ?
If you have any queries about this project you should contact the Highways Agency Information Line by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0300 123 5000.