A1(M) Junction Improvements, North Yorkshire

We have completed a roads infrastructure improvement project at A1(M) junction 47 in England for North Yorkshire County Council. As the contractor and the scheme designer alongside supervisor, Aecom, we have delivered the multi-million pound upgrade which will help tackle traffic tailbacks at one of North Yorkshire’s busiest junctions.

Contract Value

North Yorkshire County Council

The Project:

The £10m project at junction 47 (Allerton Park) involved widening three of the four slip roads onto and off the roundabout to increase capacity as well as a number of junction improvements.

As well as widening the slip roads, traffic signals were installed on the roundabout to improve traffic flow. Signals were also be added to the T-junction between the A168 and the A59 a short distance from junction 47 on the York side to benefit drivers turning on to the A59 and improve safety.

The project has been supported by £2.47m from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Y&NY LEP), along with contributions from North Yorkshire County Council, National Highways and the developer, Forward Investment LLP.

We are delighted to have won the Best Highways and Transportation Project at a recent CIHT Yorkshire and Humber event for our delivery of Junction 47 A1M for client North Yorkshire County Council.

The £10m project involved widening of three of the four slip roads onto and off the roundabout to increase capacity as well as a number of junction improvements.

Since its completion earlier this year it has boosted transport links, reduced journey times and increased road safety.

Services & Expertise:

We have worked closely with our client, North Yorkshire County Council, the scheme designer, Aecom and National Highways to deliver this key infrastructure project which will allow traffic to flow more efficiently, increase the capacity of the network and improve safety.

We want to leave a positive lasting legacy and throughout this project we have created 40 new jobs during construction, spent 50% with local supply chain, had 52 apprenticeship weeks and 8 weeks of summer placements. We have also planted 6,543 new native trees and plants and over 97% of our waste has been diverted from landfill.

Our teams are delivering  a number of major roads and bridges projects throughout the UK and Ireland at the moment, including Gull Wing bridge for Suffolk County Council, National Highways Nottingham Junctions and Great Yarmouth’s Third River Crossing. We have also recently opened the A92/A96 Haudagain improvement project to traffic for Transport Scotland in Aberdeen and are on site to begin work on the new Govan to Partick bridge in Glasgow. We have opened a new office in Leeds city centre, establishing our commitment to building long term partnerships with clients, consultants and supply chain in the midlands and the north of England.