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2019 saw us mark our 3rd birthday and we were so happy to have seen so many of you celebrate with us! 2020 looks set to be another exciting year (despite the current concerns with COVID-19), with lots of projects and developments on the horizon. We wanted to share some of this good news with you all – so…Welcome to our very first e-news!
The Lynas team celebrating our birthday in October 2019.
The COVID-19 pandemic, although devastating to so many in different ways, has given us the opportunity to pause and reflect on our projects; allowing us to continue to be grateful and excited to work within our region and helping shape its future.
This is a large infrastructure improvement scheme for Middlesbrough Council, on the A66 at it’s junction with Cargo Fleet Lane, and also includes improvements to the South Bank Road / Cargo Fleet Lane junction
Lynas Engineers has been working on the scheme for 2 years from feasibility, detailed design, procurement and currently Project Manager under NEC contract and supervising the construction works.
The A66 is the busiest east-west route in Middlesbrough, carrying between 50,000 and 90,000 vehicles on a typical weekday, over 10% of which are HGVs; the junction carries around 5,000 vehicles per hour during the morning and evening peak periods, and operates close to its practical capacity at such times. This frequently results in delays and congestion.
The proposed solution was developed following detailed microsimulation modelling of a number of potential options. The chosen scheme included the following:
• Throughabout on the A66 with a signalised crossroads replacing the roundabout on South Bank Road
• Mainline A66 traffic passes through the centre of the roundabout island
• Traffic signals designed to link both junctions and minimise queues and congestion.
The site works were stopped on 24th March in order to protect the safety and welfare of the site staff and the public in light of the difficulty of travelling and working within the social distancing restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
Since the scheme started a significant amount of works has taken place:
• Work has been focussed on the A66 so far.
• Most of the below ground works are complete on the A66 junction, including drainage and ducting works.
• There has been a slight delay due to underground cables.
• Carriageway widening works on approaches, including kerbing, footways, safety barriers, lighting and drainage.
• Construction of the road through the roundabout, and tie-ins to the existing roads, with WB traffic moved onto the new road just before the stoppage.
• Works to the South Bank Road junction have started with construction of the new road surfaces
We are looking forward to a return to site to continue working on this interesting – albeit challenging – project!
Working for Steve Wells Associates, Lynas Engineers were commissioned to carry out the underground land drainage design and above ground attenuation bund design to facilitate the planning approval and construction of a school pitch improvement scheme, Wakefield. As part of our design role we successfully completed the following tasks:
• Designed an underground land drainage network as well as a flood alleviation bund to hold almost 2900m³ of runoff during critical storm events.
• Successfully negotiated the highly constrained option with Leeds City Council, which allowed the available space to be maximised for the use of the School.
• Designed the Bund in Civils 3D and simulated the flooded volumes in MicroDrainage for a critical 1 in 100 year storm +40% climate change.
The land drainage and attenuation bund have now been installed and we were recently informed that both design elements are operating successfully.
We are lucky enough to work with a variety of clients. Here’s what some of them have to say about working with us…
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Lynas Engineers; from the outset, they had good communication skills and we were kept well informed as the work progressed. They clearly spelt out any information they required from ourselves at the earliest opportunity, which resulted in the programme of work getting off to a good start and it progressed smoothly. They were accommodating around problem areas of the work and went out of their way to deliver what we required. The reports from the inspections they carried out were good quality and delivered what was required/ expected. Overall they came across as a professional organisation, with good customer focused staff, who delivered a good service; on time, and on budget.
Pauline Briki – Middlesbrough Council
Lynas Engineers were great to work with from day one. Attending client meetings with Applebridge to fully understand the scope of ours and our clients requirements as well as attending our office for further discussions to gain a full understand of what was required. Preliminary designs were produced with support info when promised. Lynas went over and above to help assist with gaining approvals required from Yorkshire Water as well as speaking to our client directly when required. Assistance was provided through construction when our site team had any queries. Overall a great service from start to finish and would highly recommend them and would not hesitate to work with them again.
Tomás McGleenan – Applebridge
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