One of the main historic north south roads in England, the A6 is the fourth longest road in the country with a length of 299 miles. Before the completion of the M6 between Kendal and Penrith in 1970, the A6 across Shap summit formed the main north-south route, linking the industrial areas of north-west England with Scotland.
Increasing width of existing footpath to allow a cycleway provision and installation of a new Toucan crossing point over a distance of 1km. This scheme is on an extremely busy main arterial route into / out of Kendal and was completed, achieving the prime objective of minimising road-user inconvenience by allowing two way traffic flows during the majority of the contract. Temporary traffic management had to be carefully planned to prevent gridlock to Kendal town centre.
CLIENT: North Yorkshire County Council VALUE: £860,000 COMPLETION: December 2021
DURATION: 37 weeks CONTRACT: NEC 3 Option A