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Client: Middlesbrough Council
Location: A66, Cargo Fleet Lane, South Bank Road, Middlesbrough

The project included the development of options; detailed design; project management; and supervision of improvements to two significant junctions on and adjacent to the A66 in Middlesbrough.

The scheme was developed to improve the existing signalised roundabout capacity; the solution provided a continuation of the two-lane dual carriageway through the centre of the roundabout for A66 traffic with access to the remaining routes using the circulatory carriageway.  The scheme included the conversion of the existing roundabout at the junction of South Bank Road and Cargo Fleet Lane to a signalised crossroads.    The scheme provides a significant improvement in capacity of the two junctions.

The scheme included significant level changes; drainage improvements; traffic signs and signals; and improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities; it also included the provision of high mast lighting which improves safety for road users. During the construction period Lynas Engineers acted as the NEC Project Management and supervised the works on behalf of the client.

To maintain vehicle and pedestrian access to surrounding businesses and amenities during the construction phase.
Over 50,000 vehicles per day use the A66.
Existing negative opinions of the throughabout layout option due to other local schemes.
Potential programme delays due to COVID 19.

A complete package taken from inception to feasibility through to site supervision, delivered on time, within budget and during a pandemic.
Improved junction capacity saving time for users.
Use of recycled materials for fill and foundations.
Positive feedback received through regional press, road users and independent safety auditors.

Due to the unusual form of the junction, communicating the layout to road users is critical; we developed the signing strategy and details by virtually driving through the junctions on our 3D model with the client team.  This allowed us to provide traffic signs and markings in the best positions for road users.
The project was nominated for an ICE Robert Stephenson Award in 2021.

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