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Lowestoft Northern Spine Road

Client: Suffolk County Council
Value: £6.5m

Jackson recently constructed this new 1.1km road which runs between an existing roundabout at the northern end of Millennium Way, to a new roundabout that connects it with Blundeston Road, Corton Long Lane, and the northern section of the A12 towards Great Yarmouth.

Running alongside the new road is a new cycle and foot path, and Jackson also constructed two attenuation ponds designed to decrease surface water movements. The ponds temporarily store water from the carriageway drainage system during periods of heavy rain.

Through a value engineering process, the project team opted to use a soil stabilisation technique which avoided having to import thousands of tonnes of extra material, which meant less lorries on the roads, and a lower project cost.

Throughout construction the team worked closely with the council to minimise disruption to motorists, and the most potentially disruptive part of the construction programme, building the new roundabout on the A12, was done at night to ensure the road was kept open during the day.