M62 Ouse Bridge - National Highways Scheme Delivery Framework

Emergency repairs to the 1.6km long bridge that spans the River Ouse on the M62 in Yorkshire

Winvic has been appointed as one of the organisations on the SDF undertaking temporary and then permanent repairs on the M62 Ouse Bridge structure and highway.

At a glance

  • Client: National Highways
  • Engineer: Jacobs
  • Completion: Summer 2024 (Targeted)

Routine investigations to the M62 Ouse Bridge, located between Goole and Howden in Yorkshire – or between junctions 36 and 37 of the M62 – identified a partial failure of a joint on the eastbound carriageway. Therefore, Winvic has been appointed as one of the organisations on the SDF undertaking temporary and then permanent repairs on the structure and highway. This is Winvic’s first contract within National Highways’ new Scheme Delivery Framework (SDF).

It was discovered that increased vibration from traffic had started to damage the concrete under lane three and a bridge joint, which allows the carriageway to expand and contract with the weather. A contraflow was immediately put into place, reducing traffic on the eastbound carriage to one lane, to allow temporary works to begin, while a series of overnight road closures during the week commencing 13 June facilitated a second eastbound traffic lane to open on Saturday 18 June minimising disruption to road users.

Winvic installed temporary metal bridging plates across parts of the eastbound carriageway, which enabled a further eastbound lane and the eastbound exit slip road at junction 37 to be reopened on Friday 8 July.

Winvic has employed its ‘one-team’ approach and is working closely with a number of National Highways project partners; Jacobs is designing the repairs, traffic management is being led by Amey and Winvic, along with specialist Contractor VSL, is heading the joint repair and replacement.

  • Installation of bridging plates enabled a single lane to be opened to minimise disruption
  • Contraflow immediately put into place to reduce traffic on the carriageway
  • Temporary works began with a series of overnight road closures
  • Permanent repair solution for the structure and highway developed
  • ‘One-team’ approach to ensure safe and efficient delivery

Winvic won its place on the National Highways SDF in September 2021, along with 49 other contractors that will deliver £3.6 billion of road renewal works on England’s motorways and trunk roads over the next six years.

For the latest updates please visit https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/yorkshire-and-north-east/m62-ouse-bridge/

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