Swansea Connect 2 Phase 1

Civils Swansea 0.04M 2 Weeks April 2010

Swansea Connect 2 Phase 1

Swansea Connect 2 Phase 1

Background

These works comprised the construction of approximately 230m of bound surfaced road / path along the line of the High St access road to the Clydach Canal between the Post Office and Pont John footbridge, located in the town of Clydach.

The pedestrian path section from Pont John footbridge to the junction with the proposed road is approximately 50m in length and will comprise a 150mm average stone foundation layer overlaid with a 40mm thick layer of 20mm binder course and a 25mm thick layer of 6mm dense bitumen macadam wearing course. This section was edged with timber edging boards and pegs.

The road section from the path to High Street, Clydach was approximately 175m in length and comprised 150mm sub base material, 60mm thick layer of 20mm dense binder and 40mm dense bitumen macadam wearing course. This section was edged using concrete edging kerbs.

Some minor vegetation clearance work was required at the western end of the project near Pont John footbridge.

Bollards were installed to replace the existing barriers located at the end of the access road on the western side of the path which is intended as a walking and cycling route only.

Difficulties encountered during the works were mainly related to the very constricted access and wet weather conditions.

The works were delivered on time, to budget and to a very high standard of workmanship.

Location: Swansea Cost: 0.04M Duration: 2 Weeks Completion: April 2010