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Aarsleff wins soil nailing contract

Aarsleff Ground Engineering has won the soil nailing contract for a Devon road widening scheme.

Aarsleff will be stabilising an embankment as part of a major highway widening scheme on the A3022 near Torbay in South Devon.

During the work, the firm will be installing 378 self-drilled fully galvanised soil nails, of 6m length using their excavator mounted hütte drill mast.

The widening of A3022 is part of the Western Corridor scheme and is one of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s portfolio of strategic infrastructure projects that will help to generate growth throughout the whole of Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.

Aarsleff’s assistant manager for geotechnical Jonathan Greener said: “Combined with our in-house knowledge and expertise on how to stabilise a steep bank or cutting, we ensure our geotechnical solutions will cause minimal disruption to highway schemes like this”.

Aarsleff was awarded the contract by the scheme’s main contractor Dyer and Butler, and will be on site from the end of February for approximately six weeks.

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