Jackson recently completed a project to improve the A19/A63 junction at Barlby in North Yorkshire. The junction was formerly a staggered cross-road which was a notorious accident black-spot, with hazardous right hand turns. The A19 carries over 33,000 vehicles along this stretch each day, and therefore North Yorkshire Council contracted Jackson to reconfigure the junction and construct a roundabout, to make the junction safer, and to reduce traffic queues.
The project programme was 22 weeks, however, the team managed to complete the project during a 10 week road closure. Regional Manager Andy Burton explains: "It's quite unusual for a council to grant a full road closure for this amount of time on a busy junction, however, we both felt that it would be the safest way to do things both for our workforce and the general public, and it meant the team could press on with the project, and deliver the scheme early."
The team, which included up to 30 people at peak times, worked round the clock during the closure to get the job done.