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Section 278 Highway Construction Services March 25th 2019, by Ian Lishman

Section 278 works – improvements and modifications to existing highways – are one of the core services that Field And Civil Engineering Limited provides.

We work with customers ranging from small developers who might require new access to a small plot of land, right up to national developers, supermarket chains and local authorities with multi-million-pound schemes involving the installation of a new roundabout or traffic signal junction.

Section 278 public highway works: improvements and modifications

We have completed many Section 278 schemes throughout the UK, usually as the principal contractor. Projects regularly include tasks such as:

  • Highway resurfacing
  • Highway drainage
  • Road maintenance services
  • Road surfacing
  • Construction of new highways
  • Re modelling of existing highways
  • Roundabout construction
  • Junction modifications
  • Traffic management and traffic calming
  • Pedestrianisation schemes
  • Cycle way and footpath construction
  • Road closures and diversions

Because of our extensive expertise in highway resurfacing, road maintenance and other related works, we have developed a turnkey construction package. And we have built a reputation for providing professional, reliable and high-quality results.

If there’s a potentially problematic Section 278 scheme to complete, Field And Civil Engineering will be the first name on the tender list.

Road maintenance services and road surfacing solutions

On every Section 278 project we are asked to complete, we offer a fully inclusive package.

While acting as the scheme’s principal contractor, Field And Civil Engineering will engage and programme all the different companies as necessary. In this way, we can effectively organise all Section 278 works safely and to an agreed timescale.

Usually, on this type of project, numerous sub-contractors will be needed to work in conjunction with our own labour force. These typically involve:

  • service providers (such as water, gas, electric and BT)
  • traffic management contractors
  • traffic light installers
  • lighting contractors
  • anti-skid solutions providers
  • carriageway marking contractors

We will combine these services as necessary to provide a single, comprehensive solution. Not only does this simplify the implementation of a Section 278 project for our clients, but it also reduces risk, increases efficiency and offers the best value for money.

Before a project begins, we will also usually have meetings and correspondence with the relevant Local Authority to discuss its traffic management requirements and agree on the scheme’s traffic management plan.

New highways and road improvement works

Section 278 of the Highways Act 1980 made it possible for developers to carry out works to the public highway. Since 2000, the team at Field and Civil Engineering has been working with clients across the UK to develop new, smarter and reliable highways and road junctions, as well as improving highway drainage and providing road maintenance services.

Working as principal contractor, we’ve designed our service to minimise complications for our clients. We can provide a complete service, including everything from foundations and highway drainage to groundworks, lighting and road maintenance. This means that you have just one point of contact that is fully accountable for all work undertaken.

To find out more about how Field and Civil Engineering can help you with your next project, please contact us today.