A696 Ponteland Soil Nailing

Project: A696 Ponteland Soil Nailing
Client: A-One Integrated Highways
Value: £30,000
Location: Ponteland, Northumberland

The existing embankment above the river Pont on the A696 road, through Ponteland slipped into the river due to the ingress of ground water.

G&B Civil Engineering were involved with A – One to firstly install sand bags within the riverbed, along a 30 metre length of river. These sand bags were primarily to protect the watercourse from pollution, and also allow the works to progress, during flood conditions.

Specialist soil nailing contractors were brought in to stabilise the embankment prior to the construction of a reinforced ground beam, incorporating a woven steel macmat, and the reinstatement of the existing footpath, highway and new safety fencing