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Resurfacing of the Main Deck of the Tamar Bridge, including the north and south cantilever lanes.

Resurfacing of the Main Deck of the Tamar Bridge, including the north and south cantilever lanes. The successfully appointed Contractor will also be required to safely remove the existing installed series of illuminated lane studs and ensure resurfacing work is completed to the agreed programme, to allow for prompt installation of the replacement studs by the separately appointed supplier, as a key part of the overall resurfacing project. There is also the potential scope to include ancillary expansion joint replacement and resurfacing of the Toll Plaza Area. The value of the Works is estimated to be within the range of £4.5M to £5.3M GBP. The work is anticipated to take place over a period of up to 6 months, anticipated to commence from April 2021. The resurfacing overall is concerned with implementing Stage 2 of the current resurfacing strategy and follows on from the resurfacing Stage 1 of the Plymouth side span in 2011. The stage 1 works just replaced the worst section that had failed prematurely, due to onerous loading conditions. Stage 2 of the resurfacing strategy, which includes the main deck centre span and the Saltash side span and north and south cantilever lanes, was based on a policy of lifetime maximisation of the existing surfacing system until such a point when noticeable and problematic degradation commenced. At the time it was anticipated that the remaining areas would achieve their anticipated design life span in excess of twelve years and at the then anticipated levels of degradation was expected to last for another 3-7 years (2014-2018). It is now the point where the maximum life has been extracted from the remaining surfacing and replacement is required, commencing in Spring 2021.


Mike Shillaber
County Hall
Treyew Road
+44 1872322716

Contract value: 4500000-5300000

Published: 25 Jun 2020, Receipt by: 30 Jul 2020