The A69 Bridge End Junction upgrade has witnessed a key milestone, as Tilbury Douglas works on the Hexham junction in Northumberland. A grade separated junction was created as part of the £30m Highways England project.
This key milestone by the formerly known contractor- Interserve has created a way for the A69 that crosses the A6079. This is a key trans-Pennine route connecting Newcastle and Carlisle. Tilbury Douglas is working as the main contractor for this construction of an A69 new stretch.
This will connect under the current roundabout and while construction of two new bridges across the A69 to form the junction. With the structures in place, the scheme is now on course for its revised completion date sometime this summer.
The scheme is designed by consulting engineer Pell Frischmann. Since work began in autumn 2019 more than 200,000 tonnes of earth has been removed to create the excavation 11 metres below the old roundabout where the new A69 will run.
The heavy lift & shift work was done by Mammoet using self-propelled modular trailers (SPMTs). The original date of completion was spring 2021. Landscaping and planting will be carried out after construction is finished, with all traffic management removed by the autumn.