The A41 corridor (north) between Port Sunlight and Birkenhead connects Wirral’s highway infrastructure on route to and from Birkenhead Road tunnel and adjacent routes to and from the Wirral Waters development site. The project provided improvements to one of the Liverpool City Region’s Key Route Network roads to reduce long term associated maintenance costs supporting connections to and from the M53 corridor as well as new local housing developments with improved traffic flows, more reliable journey times, reduced carbon emissions and road safety benefits.
We worked with our Client, A E Yates Ltd and ultimate Client, Wirral MBC from September 2019 to May 2020 to supply and install 115 new 12m street lighting columns, 28 new signs, 11 new feeder pillars, 11 DNO connections and all associated groundworks, including 14km of ducted cable. We also carried out the removal of 47 signs and 155 columns.
Through collaborative workshops, we were involved in designing the Scheme Boards which were positioned at the roundabouts at the start and end of the project to notify the public/road users of the project details, how long the works will last and contact details for enquiries, compliments and complaints.
To maintain social distancing during the first Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, we had a ‘1 van, 1 man’ rule, which was enforced to all our workforce on a daily basis, along with guidance on van cleaning regimes, wearing of appropriate PPE and rules on self-isolation if displaying symptoms of the virus.
On completion of the project, Sven Till, A E Yates’s Associate Construction Director commented: “A E Yates have been working with Altitude Services since 2017 on various contracts throughout the North-west, including our A41 Corridor Improvements, Wirral project. We employed Altitude to provide street lighting and traffic signs, with a contract value of approximately £350k. Altitude Services were a key subcontractor on the project and impressed us from the start with their professionalism and industry knowledge. Altitude was able to point out flaws in the specification and design, and propose and arrange workable alternatives quickly, ensuring no delays to the programme. On site, Altitude worked safely and efficiently, in harmony with other trades. Altitude’s Project Manager, Wayne Martindale, was an asset to the project and worked co-operatively and proactively with our site delivery team to deliver a successful scheme on time and on budget, with no accidents. It is testament to Altitude’s customer service and workmanship that AE Yates have employed Altitude on nine further contracts since the A41 job, and we expect to work with them again on many more. I would not hesitate to recommend Altitude for any external lighting or traffic signs projects.”