Copyright © atlantix construction 2018

Project: Wigan Internal Relief Road

Client: Birse

The first phase of the contract involved the installation of a United Utilities rising main to accommodate

the profile of the new dual carriageway. Phase two of the works involved the construction of Tensar earth

retaining wall structures which linked to the new bridge over the Leeds /Liverpool canal.

The schemes involved the following work elements:

   PHASE 1

● 6m deep excavations to accommodate a new 300mm rising

   main beneath the profile of the new dual carriageway

● Installation of 1 No drain off chamber and 2 No valve


● Installation of 60m of 300mm polyethylene sewer main using

    electro fusion collars and butt weld joints

● Backfill and testing of system to 18-bar pressure

● Works were facilitated and only 2 No 30 minute shut downs

   were required to disconnect the main and reconnect it to the    new system

    PHASE 2

Cut and fill to accommodate Tensar’s proprietary link block

   retaining wall system

● Lay link block system along 400m by 3m\ high to link to new

   bridge structure

● Clad retaining wall in feature stone

● Bulk filling and earthworks to retaining walls

● Associated kerbing works

● Fixing of reinforcement to bridge abutments and decks