13 April 2017

Continuous 1,508-cubic-metre-pour for new motorway

Hanson Concrete has delivered its biggest non-stop concrete pour in Scotland - 1,508 cubic metres in just 13.5 hours for a new motorway roundabout underpass.

Thirty mixer trucks made 188 round trips from Hanson’s Glasgow Central, Drumchapel and Airdrie plants to complete the supply to the M74 Raith interchange at Bothwell.

Area manager Colin Reid said it was an impressive achievement. “Not just for its size – it is the biggest we have ever done in Scotland – but also for doing it in a relatively short time,” said Colin.

The pour made up the final two foundation sections of the 400-metre underpass, which is part of a major Transport Scotland motorway improvement programme being delivered by a Lagan/Ferrovial joint venture.

“Our customer wanted to complete it as quickly as possible, so we suggested doing the last two blocks together, which saved about five days on their timetable,” said Colin, who led the January operation.