Eric Wright selected for Blackpool's road revamp

Eric Wright Civil Engineering has been chosen to deliver the £2.3m of roadway improvements to Yeadon Way, on one of the main tourist routes into Blackpool.

Yeadon Way is a single lane, two-way elevated carriageway, which  passes over five road and two pedestrian bridges. It is named after the legendary County Surveyor of Lancashire Harry Yeadon who masterminded the construction of the motorway network in the north west of England.

Since work started on site in November the project team has been focused on maximising efficiency and delivering improvements to the critical infrastructure in the minimum amount of time.

The scheme is expected to be completed by May, in good time for the main influx of visitors to the town.  

Gavin Hulme, operations director for Eric Wright Civil Engineering, said: “The existing roadway had been showing inevitable signs of wear and tear. We are working closely with Blackpool Council to minimise traffic disruption into the town centre and South Shore during the 28-week delivery programme.

"As well as creating an improved road surface we are delivering a solution to ensure it has a long and maintenance free life. It will improve the experience for visitors arriving in Blackpool and for local residents who use the road daily."

As part of the delivery programme Eric Wright Civil Engineering is aiming to reuse up to 75% of the existing fill material, preventing 14,000m³ of material from going to landfill and eliminating 3,000 lorry movements.  The project will also stabilise the existing embankments and replace the road pavement, safety barriers, road drainage and street furniture along a 2.3km stretch of the western end of Yeadon Way.

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