Highways England has said that 80,000m3 of soil being excavated to form the UK’s first triple decker round about on the A19 Coast Road will be used to form embankments on another A19 scheme.
Over 10,000 lorry movements are expected to transport the soil between the sites but Highways England has said that reuse within its own schemes offers environmental benefits.
Material from excavation of the underpass on the Coast Road project will be transported to Wardley where it will be stored before being used to create embankments for the A19 Testos scheme.
Highways England project manager for the A19 Testos scheme Paul Ahdal said: “This is just one of the many examples where Highways England is re-using materials which will not only reduce costs but also provide environmental benefits for both schemes.
“Both of the schemes will provide smoother journeys for drivers along the A19 as they will no longer needing to negotiate the roundabouts. Work on the A19 Coast Road involves digging out an underpass and the A19 Testos involves creating a flyover structure over the roundabout. The excess soil will be used to form the embankments for the Testos scheme which is due to start in 2019 in the same year Coast Road is due to be completed.”