September / October 2014
We were appointed by Kelston Toll Road Limited to provide specialist geotechnical assistance in support of a retrospective planning application for a privately operated temporay toll road. The toll road was opened in August 2014 following a reported landslide in January 2014 that resulted in the closure of the A431 near the village of Kelston between Bath and Bristol. Routed through fields above the road closure on the A431, the toll road is approximately 365m long and provides a convenient alternative to the ten mile official diversion established by the local authority whilst stabilisation works on the A431 are being completed.
Ground Investigation was commissioned by Galliford Try to undertake the site investigation works for the Environment Agency's Lower Swansea Valley Flood Risk Management Scheme. The fieldwork was undertaken in August and September 2012: it comprised trial pits, window sampler boreholes, cable percussion boreholes and rotary boreholes along a 4 km stretch of public footpath/cyclepath on the banks of the River Tawe in the Lower Swansea Valley.