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Nottingham EZ1 – Void filling and stabilisation

Client: C A Blackwell Background The client had recently constructed  an access road and bridge into a new enterprise zone on the outskirts of Nottingham. The water main running beneath the embankment and feeding in to the adjacent Boots factory fractured some time after the completion of the work causing a significant amount of damage […]

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M61 Duckworth – Stabilisation

Client: bbmmjv Background The M61 is a busy motorway linking the M60 to the south of Bolton and the M6 just south of Preston. A ground improvement solution was required due to washout of abutment fill material caused by a fractured drainage pipe / valve. An area measuring 1.5 x 1.5m within the northbound hard […]

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M11 emergency ground strengthening

Geobear was contacted by WSP to provide a design solution for a voiding and ground improvement This project was emergency works within the footprint of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Major Improvement scheme at the Junction 14 Girton Interchange. The affected section of the junction comprised a two-lane slip road section of motorway with cloverleaf […]

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M11 stabilisation of the Girton interchange

VIDEO: Geobear were recently appointed to deliver significant urgent works on the M11 slip roads with the A14. We worked with Interserve, WSP and Highways England to deliver the project. The video below describes the project:

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A180 – Croxton Holding Scheme

Aone+, the Asset Support Contractor for Area 12, contacted Geobear regarding a section of the A180 near Immingham. Over a 4 km stretch of the westbound carriageway concrete road slabs, some of which were up to 40 years old were suffering serious problems with settlement. Visual inspections highlighted 56 sinking slabs of up to 30mm […]

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Stabilisation of A-road , South East

Stabilisation of A-road in the South East of England Geobear were recently contracted to deliver ground stabilisation works to a key  A road in South East England. Although the road is modern in construction, sections began to show signs of settlement and with the local county council keen to resurface they were concerned that any […]

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Leaking River Wall Sealed

The River Ouse runs close to many of the roads in the Newland area of East Yorkshire, with sheet piled walls used to hold, or channel the water. One particular stretch was found to be leaking water from behind a sheet piled wall, the result of general aging, with water coming from both rain and […]

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A47 Bretton Subway, Peterborough

Background Several pavement defects were present on the eastbound and westbound dual carriageways in the vicinity of a pedestrian subway which passes underneath the A47 at junction 16. A ground investigation was undertaken along a 50m stretch of the carriageway to obtain data regarding the ground and ground water conditions at the site in order […]

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A14 stabilisation, Haughley

Following a routine condition survey, Highways England identified a section of the A14 at Haughley that had uneven concrete slabs, which presented a potentially unsafe road surface and as such was subject to a larger pavement renewal scheme. The cause of the movement encountered was natural wear and tear but attributable to a combination of […]

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Road bridge abutment strengthening and void filling

Geobear was contracted by Kier to provide void filling and stabilisation services to a road bridge over a mainline UK railway. Visual structural surveys indicated a sinking surface on the abutments at both sides of the bridge. This was very problematic as the bridge runs over a busy line on the UK rail network, therefore […]

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M42 – Geobear saves you money by keeping the UK’s roads running

BACKGROUND The M42 motorway serves the UK’s second largest city, Birmingham, and other towns where a lot of people live and do business. It’s important that it’s kept open and running – since road congestion costs the UK billions of pounds a year. Cars and lorries barrel down the M42 day and night, often with […]

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Stabilisation of Road in Reading

Sumary Northumberland Avenue in Reading is a busy strategic route to schools, residential and commercial properties, but through years of damage to the concrete slab and the increased heavy vehicle use the surface of the road was saturated in fretting and potholes – so Reading Borough Council put plans in place to make the necessary […]

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M42 And M54 Slab Stabilisation

Geobear is regularly contracted by stakeholders concerned with the maintenance of the UK’s strategic routes to perform slab stabilisation works. Recent projects include stabilisation to significant sections of the M54 and M42. One of the common causes for slab failure is due to water ingress through the joints between the slabs. Overtime the water displaces […]

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Bath City Centre Road Slabs

When a GPR survey discovered voiding beneath two of the main access routes into Bath city centre, Bath and North-East Somerset council needed to find a way to stabilise the rigid construction road slabs without causing disruption to the high volume of traffic and the buildings adjacent to the roads, which included the police station […]

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Ground Improvement And Stabilisation To Support New Sewer Beneath A Motorway

Summary A collapsed Victorian sewer running below the A74 London Road, Glasgow caused significant localised softening of the soils due to water ingress. The main contractor excavated along the 50 m length of damaged sewer, taking the excavation down to 4.00 m below the existing road level. In addition there was redundant railway tunnel running […]