Bam, Morgan Sindall, VolkerFitzpatrick win M5 viaduct revamp contract
August 01, 2017 – A joint venture (JV) between Bam, Morgan Sindall and VolkerFitzpatrick has bagged the £100m-plus project to modernise the Oldbury viaduct on the M5 in the Midlands, UK.
The elevated section of the motorway between junctions one and two is one of the busiest routes in the country and needs repair.
The main works for this two-year project, which was started in April this year, will include the repairing of a 3.5km stretch of the motorway.
The work will be executed in three phases with the initial work will start with the removal of the road surface on the southbound carriageway of the motorway to investigate the condition of the concrete deck underneath.
Upon completion of the investigation, any damaged concrete found will be repaired and a new waterproofing layer will be added prior to resurfacing of the road.
After that, this process will be repeated on the northbound carriageway, prior to completing the remaining central section.
Matt Atkinson, project director for the Bam, Morgan Sindall and VolkerFitzpatrick joint venture, said: “Our joint venture consists of companies with a proven history of successfully delivering similar, logistically complex projects. We are looking forward to deploying these skills to safeguard this key transport link into the future.”
Highways England delivery manager Colin Jackson, said: “At a cost in excess of £100m, Highways England is delivering a huge investment that will support economic growth locally and in the wider West Midlands.”