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Work experience student joins site team at Broadbridge Heath Major Improvement Scheme

Jackson recently took on a work experience student at Broadbridge Major Improvement Scheme to further her understanding of civil engineering.

Carole Jones, Jackson’s Public Liaison Officer, contacted local secondary schools offering work experience to students over the summer holiday.

Abbey Marsden, currently studying at Collyers College situated two miles from site, accepted and joined the site team for three days to explore a variety of job roles the industry has to offer as well as completing practical activities with site engineers.

Abbey said: “I was going in unsure of studying a career in civil engineering but now after my work experience I have a better idea of what it entails and how it might be suitable for me.”

“Talking to the client [West Sussex County Council] as well as everyone at Jackson meant I received a taste for both the design and construction roles.

Currently studying Maths, Physics and Product Design, Abbey said that her experience with Jackson has ‘inspired’ her to study engineering next year at university.

Jackson is currently working on the Broadbridge Heath Major Highways Improvement Scheme on behalf of West Sussex County Council.

The key aim of the scheme is to reduce the impact of through traffic movement between the A281 and Broadbridge Heath Village.

This project involves the alteration of Billingshurst Road so that it no longer connects to the Newbridge Roundabout but is redirected, via a new connector road, to the downgraded C622 Old Broadbridge Heath Bypass.

The old bypass is being downgraded to a single lane route and a new on road cycle facility is being constructed.

The scheme will also allow for a new, off road, combined footway/cycleway linking Newbridge Roundabout to Farthings Hill Junction.

Between the Superstore roundabout and Farthings Hill, the existing duel carriageway will be narrowed to a single lane and a new Cycle Link provided.

The team are working closely with West Sussex County Council to minimise disruption to the traveling public.

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