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Craddys have a team of highway engineers with years of experience in the delivery of highways schemes ranging from new estate roads to major road diversions.Working with local authorities we have delivered a significant number of schemes under Section 38 and Section 278 of the Highways Act.

Whether it is a new site entrance requiring a simple crossover agreement, the stopping up of an existing highway to facilitate development or a major new adoptable highway, we have the knowledge and experience to deliver this and assist our clients with all aspects of the accompanying approval and legal processes.

Retail Park, Faringdon

Major works on the existing highway under Section 278 Agreement included carriageway widening to facilitate the new major/minor priority ghost island junction (right turn lane), a traffic signal controlled pedestrian crossing and a new shared footway/cycleway to provide access for non-motorised users. The new access road was approximately 200m long featuring 4 junctions/access points; roughly half of the road was adopted under Section 38 Agreement by the Local Highway Authority and the remainder was retained by the developer as private.

Lee Moor Road, Plympton

The Lee Moor Road (B3417) diversion is a major highway project in Devon, described by Devon County Council as the largest highway infrastructure project in the county for a decade, consisting of a 2.5km stretch of highway through undulating hillsides and valleys. The route of the carriageway required the construction of large embankments and the excavation of deep cuttings all designed in 3D using the latest Civil Engineering software. A major element of the design was the routing of water runoff from the vast hillsides adjacent to the site through a series of channels, ponds and culverts under the highway.