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Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme (WGIS)

Client: Peel Holdings Limited

Contractors Designers: Cass Hayward, BWB Consulting

Form of Contract: NEC3 Option A

Dates work carried out: 2012 - 2017

Value: £31,850,000

HOCHTIEF, along with partner Buckingham Group, are undertaking this complex project to increase the capacity of the existing roundabout junctions on the M60 at Junction 10 and 11 as well as re configuring the whole layout at Bridgewater Circle Roundabout directly outside the Trafford Shopping Centre.

The scheme is the first stage of a major development in the area to improve transportation links East to West over the shipping canal in readiness for the future development of the Port of Salford. The new highway will divert traffic away from residential areas, off the A57 to the West near Eccles in the Borough of Salford and continue through a brownfield site.

Along the new 2.6km dual carriageway route there are several bridge structures to be constructed along with a bespoke lifting bridge over the Manchester Shipping Canal.

Through value engineering and working collaboratively with suppliers and the designer, we removed the requirement for a costly reinforced underpass where a future railway link to the Port of Salford will cross.

With the works crossing various canals and watercourses and taking into consideration working close to urbanised areas, environmental mitigation measures have been instrumental to the successful delivery of the scheme. Particular emphasis has been placed on our customer care strategy for engaging with stakeholders, residents and the local community.