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M6 Toll - 1,800 tonnage laid
M6 Toll 1800 Tonnage Laid
Eurovia Surfacing lay 1,800 tonnes on M6 Toll in single Working Shift. “Success through Early Contractor Involvement – Planning & Programming” Eurovia Surfacing achieved some impressive tonnage outputs under very tight working windows and constraints on a busy section of the M6 Toll / M42 shared intersection during the weekend at the start of the summer holidays.

Brett Coupland – Operations Manager, who is leading the delivery team commented, “We have gone into this £2.2m scheme with a ‘can do’ attitude, solving issues along the way whilst carrying out everything in a safe manner. The guys have worked extremely hard to exceed outputs and our client’s expectations this weekend and they deserve the recognition - well done”.


Eurovia use Early Contractor Involvement extensively with their client, Midland Expressway, to plan and programme every element of the works. This includes working very closely with their supply chain partners to ensure that they have not only the best possible programme and methodology, but contingency plans in place should unexpected events or breakdowns occur.


Eurovia have extensive knowledge of works on the M6 and other motorway schemes, and have con- tinued to ensure that the works are delivered to the highest quality, in line with their Formula Road approach and in accordance with the specification.


The Programme:

  • Our supply chain partner, Carillion’s Traffic Management teams, were mobilised onto a busy section of the M6 / M42 intersection to close down from 6 motorway lanes down to 3 lanes narrow lane running.
  • Once all of the site surveys, including GPR surveys, had been undertaken Tripod Crest Planing deployed Planers, lorries and sweepers to cold mill approx. 4,700 tonnes over a 24hr period to a depth of 225mm.
  • Site Inspections were carried out by the Client in preparation for Eurovia’s supply chain partner, Asphalt Reinforcement Services, to install CG100 geotextile over a 4 hour period.
  • CEMEX supplied the Eurovia Surfacing machine crew from 2 separate asphalt plants with 1,268 tonnes of asphalt followed by a 2nd layer of 500t of asphalt.
  • All resurfacing works were completed overnight with all single narrow lane traffic man- agement removed and opened back up to allow 3 narrow lane running for the general public by 05:30am.

Paul Kidd - Business Manager, said: “I am immensely proud of what Brett and the team have achieved in the 1st phase of these works and we are now well on track to finish ahead of programme. ECI and pre-planning prior to works commencing on site is key to ensuring that we deliver on time, to budget and to the highest quality”


Neil Huntington – Regional Director, added: “Eurovia Surfacing have recently received praise from both Highways England and the M6 Toll Board which continues to strengthen our reputation and set us in good stead for bidding the next phase of works on the M6 Toll with Midland Expressway”.