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Sainsbury's, Wadsley Bridge

Project Overview

Vectos was appointed by Sainsbury’s, following a successful planning consent, to progress the detailed design of the highway, obtain technical approval for the design and manage the construction phase to completion.

The scheme comprised major infrastructure improvements at two junctions along the A61, which is an arterial route into the city from the North.

The two junctions affected were Clay Wheels Lane and Leppings Lane junctions with Penistone Rd, with Claywheel Lane going from an existing 3-arm limited movement junction, to a 3-arm all movements junction. Leppings Lane roundabout was converted to a 4-arm signalised junction with full pedestrian facilities.  

Our Approach

Vectos provided an approved design to allow construction to commence. The construction and traffic management phasing was complex given the working restrictions applied by Local Authority, however Vectos assisted the Contractor in phasing the works to accommodate the requirement for off-peak working and still allowing the works to be constructed within the store opening deadline set by the Client.

In addition to the working restrictions applied by Sheffield CC, we also had the added problem of the Tour De France, which had its Grande Depart scheduled for early July through Yorkshire, with the second day of racing running directly through the site. Sheffield CC applied embargos on the highway meaning no construction works can take place two weeks prior to the race and we also had to ensure that the carriageway condition was at a suitably high standard for riders.