VGC was one of the major providers of construction personnel for this project.
We provided skilled trades and labour including traffic marshals, machine operators and ground workers.
This scheme, undertaken by a Balfour Beatty Carillion joint venture, involved widening the A13 in both directions between junction 30 of the M25 and the A126. It also included improvements to the junction 30 slip roads, and the introduction of dedicated left turn lanes from the A13 to the M25 northbound, and M25 southbound to the A13 eastbound.
The work was commissioned by the Highways Agency to improve the capacity of the highway network at the M25 junction 30 / A13 corridor. This section of the M25 experiences congestion throughout most of the day. The project will improve safety and reduce the number of road traffic incidents, as well as improving the capacity of the system to cope with incidents.
Our HSQE team delivered regular training to the teams, with safety, manual handling and mental health training delivered to all operatives, including non-VGC workers.
VGC has worked on similar highway upgrade projects for over thirty years.