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Frating & Weeley Roundabout Improvements scheme exceeds industry standards

The scheme to improve the A133 between Clacton and Colchester which received an exceptionally high Considerate Constructor Scheme (CCS) score, has now been successfully completed.

Construction began at the end of November 2019 to widen the northern approach of Weeley Roundabout, and to introduce a new left-turn slip at the Frating Roundabout. Other modifications and safety improvements were also carried out on the roads. The team will revisit the site in the autumn to complete tree planting and landscaping.

Councillor Kevin Bentley, Essex County Council said: “This is good news for local people, businesses and commuters as these highway improvements will ease traffic flows and improve the safety along this busy route.”

“I would like to thank drivers for their patience shown throughout the roundabout improvements. Wet and windy conditions were a hindrance to the programme earlier in the scheme, followed by the more recent challenges presented by the Covid-19 health emergency. Fortunately the contractor was able to adjust their working practises to comply with government advice to successfully deliver these works in good time.”

During the project, the team received an exceptionally high CCS score, a scheme that aims to improve the image of construction by going ‘above and beyond’ site best practice. This included using energy efficient plant; issuing public newsletters and raising money for local charities.

Jackson’s Contracts Director, Rupert Chitty said: “The whole site team at Frating & Weeley has bought into the high standards that Jackson Civil Engineering wants to set on all of its construction sites and this report is a reflection of that. These things don’t happen by accident and need a mind-set and a ‘can-do’ attitude from all concerned. Well done to all involved!”

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