Waterproofing completed on newly opened M6 Heysham link road

A system provided by Stirling Lloyd has been used to waterproof the recently opened Heysham link road. 

Stirling Lloyd’s authorised contractor, VolkerLaser, applied 16,000m2 of the Eliminator system, including Bond Coat 3, to all the bridges on the M6 link road, except the cattle bridge.

The Heysham to M6 link road is a long-awaited addition to the busy motorway in Lancashire. Connecting Heysham and Morecambe to junction 34 on the M6, the new project includes a 4.8km dual carriageway and a combined footway and cycleway along its entire route.

Heysham Link taken by Lakes Gliding Club (Morecambe Bay Movie Makers)The new link road will provide crucial access for residents, businesses and tourists across Heysham and Morecambe, as well as helping to reduce congestion, which has become a problem in Lancaster city centre. It is also hoped that the M6 Heysham link road will be key to the ongoing regeneration in the area.

Suzanne Martin, bridges manager – North and Midlands, Stirling Lloyd, comments: “As a major transport link in the area, it was vital for the programme of works that other construction work could carry on during and immediately after the waterproofing phase.

“As a rapidly curing, tack-free system, both Stirling Lloyd’s Eliminator membrane and Bond Coat 3 met the criteria, providing a durable finish that resists contamination and damage from site traffic.”

Anthony Brown, project manager at VolkerLaser, comments: “It was essential for the tight timelines on the project that other works could carry on at the same time as the waterproofing application. This was the main reason for the specification of Eliminator and Bond Coat 3 it has allowed Costain to work simultaneously on the link road, meaning the bond coat could be left for long periods of time before the bitumen was poured.”


Picture credit: Morecambe Bay Movie Makers.

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