Motorway - Cycle Lane Interface Improvements
Bethell have successfully completed ten individual cycleway/motorway interface schemes on behalf of BBMMJV, who are the Managing Agent for the design, construction and maintenance of the Highways England Area 10 Network (North West England). Each of the cycleway schemes were designed to improve cyclist safety across some of the region’s busiest motorway junctions.
Each scheme involved a coordinated traffic management plan to ensure road user safety and also provide limited disruption to traffic flow and, due to the traffic-sensitive nature of some of the motorway junctions, the majority of the workscope in each location needed to be executed outside of normal working hours.
The workscope varied form location to location but principally involved new cycleway constriction for several hundred metres on the approach roads to the junctions. Our responsibilities included:
- New cycleway construction c/w coloured high friction surfacing
- New ducting and chambers for traffic signal installation
- Improved street lighting with all necessary ducting
- Provision of new dropped crossings at the head of motorway slip roads
- Reconfiguration of existing splitter islands and refuge islands on roundabouts in order to accommodate new cycling lanes
- Increasing height of motorway bridge parapets and introduction of new safety guardrails to splitter islands on roundabouts.
- New highway and footway surfacing
- Road marking and high-friction surfacing
- New fencing and landscape modifications
Works were successfully completed at the following locations:
- M6 Junction 29 – Walton Summit, Preston (£375k)
- M57 Junction 2 – Prescot, Merseyside (£300k)
- M60 Junction 27 – Brinnington, Stockport (£290k)
- M60 Junction 14 – Worsley, Salford (£230k)
- M58 Junction 3 – Bickerstaffe, Lancashire (£400k)