Graham Farrans Joint Venture have been busy transforming existing landscape into what will become a new dual carriageway.
Whilst cars continue to travel on the current A6, a route used by over 18,000 vehicles everyday, a few hundred yards away the Graham Farrans Joint Venture have been busy transforming the existing landscape into what will eventually become a new dual carriageway.
The new road will encompass 298,000m3 of paving, 5 underpasses, 5 overbridges and side roads, 2 pedestrian overbridges and 60 culverts.
300,000m3 stone sustainably sourced on site
A total of 300,000m3 of stone has been sustainably sourced from a number of borrow pits located throughout the A6 site.
By sourcing and processing the stone on site the Graham Farrans Joint Venture have significantly reduced the carbon footprint of the scheme and enabled 99.9% of site waste to be diverted from landfill.
Teachers in Moneynick Primary School have visited Borrow Pit K, located behind their property for an insight into the works and pupils of Moneynick Primary School have been entertained by periodic blasts in Borrow Pit K and will be learning about the blasting process in an upcoming STEM workshop. During works the Graham Farrans Joint Venture also helped create a ‘mud kitchen’ area to enable the children to get creative with clay.
"The concrete area is amazing, the children are really enjoying playing in the mud kitchen. We appreciate the donation so much." - Emer Hughes, Principal Moneynick PS