Charcon supplies new concrete barrier for M6

Charcon supplies new concrete barrier for M6

Charcon, part of Aggregate Industries, has supplied structural precast concrete barriers for a £274m smart motorway project being undertaken by Highways England on the M6 Motorway.

The Highways England scheme between junction 16 at Crewe and junction 19 at Knutsford has seen a new 20-mile-long concrete safety barrier installed in the central reservation. Placing a rigid concrete barrier in the central reserve, instead of steel, is designed to reduce the risk of vehicles crossing onto the opposite carriageway in collisions and is likely to require fewer repairs, cutting the need for lane closures.

Charcon Construction Solutions worked in partnership with Delta Bloc UK, which develops, manufactures, supplies and installs permanent and temporary concrete road safety barriers to the UK road market, in order to fulfil this prestigious scheme. Using the specially designed moulds from Delta Bloc, Charcon Construction Solutions manufactured around 5,000 barriers – each weighing four tonnes – to the exacting specifications. The products were manufactured off-site in factory controlled conditions, which meant Charcon Construction Solutions was able to guarantee the quality of the product first time.

Tony Walker, MD of Delta Bloc UK, said: "Precast concrete vehicle restraint systems can provide measurable benefits to all stakeholders and we hope that the project will provide further evidence to Highways England and their delivery partners that precast solutions can be advantageous when delivering projects of this scale.”

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