Gateway TSP Projects

MIRA Technology Park, Nuneaton

Road Safety Audit


As part of the MIRA Technology Park expansion proposals, major junction and link improvements were proposed along the A5 trunk road corridor from the A444 Redgate junction to the Dodwells Roundabout west of Hinckley. Gateway TSP was commissioned to undertake Stages 1, 2 and 3 RSAs on each highway element, together with a stage 3 safety audit of the non-adoptable estate road.


MIRA Technology Park, Nuneaton

Objectives and Challenges

The existing vertical and horizontal alignments were sub-standard in places, giving rise to challenging departures from standard. Concerns arose in relation to vehicle speeds, lane discipline, forward visibility, merging, signage and NMU provision. To meet the scheme programme it was necessary to carry out interim stage 3 audits prior to completion, facilitating rapid remedial works to kerbs, surfaces, signs, markings and lighting.


MIRA Technology Park, Nuneaton
MIRA Technology Park, Nuneaton
MIRA Technology Park, Nuneaton

Outcomes

  • All identified problems resolved following discussion between Highways England, the Designers and the Audit Team
  • Economic savings associated with interim stage 3 RSAs identifying problems whilst contractor on site

Added Value and Benefits

  • Fully considered engineering solutions for the trunk road
  • Increased protection for site owner against prosecution and insurance claims relating to private estate road