Ennis-Flint helps improve road safety on A477

16/09/2014
Highways Reporters

Ennis-Flint has helped introduce a number of safety improvements on the A477 in west Wales.

A £68 million scheme to improve the A477 in Wales was officially opened by Transport Minister Edwina Hart earlier this year.

The A477 runs between St Clears and Red Rose and has been upgraded to include bypasses for Llanddowror and Red Roses.

Particular sections of the road where there are narrow lanes and tight bends have caused problems for many years involving a series of crashes, a lot of them fatal.

The optimum solution to improve road safety required the implementation of a number of Ennis-Flint safety features and materials. Highly reflective Stimsonite road studs were installed to clearly delineate carriage way centre lines and the hard shoulder, particularly for night time driving as the entire road is not covered by street lights.

As well as anti-skid material being used on tight bends to improve vehicle traction to the road, red coloured thermoplastic was applied to create a visual divide between the two carriageways. Highly reflective thermoplastic was used to delineate lanes whilst Vibraline, an audible edge lining was applied in the hard shoulder. Ennis-Flint worked in collaboration with Nolan Roadmarkings who applied all of the materials.

Over half the road features three lanes offering overtaking opportunities in both directions. Road users can also expect a quicker journey time and fewer delays due to accidents, flooding, fallen trees and maintenance.

Speaking at the time of the opening, Transport Minister Edwina Hart said: “As well as being part of a vital trans-European road network, this improved section of the A477 will provide more efficient road connections to the important tourism and energy enterprises in Pembrokeshire, and enable more effective connection with Ireland and Pembroke Dock.”

The new bypasses will also help with local environmental issues of the old road with reduced traffic noise level and a better air quality.
Highways jobs

Technical Administrator Policy and Regulation

Cambridgeshire County Council
£18,795 - £21,166
Seeking an individual with a good standard of education, excellent organisational skills, and experience of using computerised systems... Cambridgeshire
Recuriter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Head of Highways Infrastructure

Leeds City Council
£72,397 - £79,637
Seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Head of Highways Infrastructure to lead on the authority’s duty to... Leeds, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Leeds City Council

Local Land Charges Information Manager

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£37,717 - £44,373
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Planning and Transport Strategy service for a forward thinking and innovative... London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Planning Enforcement Officer

Brent Council
£29,241 – £38,799 p.a. inc
Do you have a degree or recognised post graduate qualification in planning or a science/environmental subject? Wembley, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Water Services Contract Manager

Camden London Borough Council
£40,028 - £46,431
Seeking a contract manager to ensure the water services day-to-day repairs and works are identified and remedied. London (Central), London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Environmental Health Officer WCC10676

Westminster City Council
£33,759 - £47,274 per annum
As an Environmental Health Officer in Food Safety or Health and Safety, you will be responsible for... London (Greater)
Recuriter: Westminster City Council

Definitive Map Manager

Cambridgeshire County Council
£32,825 - £35,401
This role is based within the Highways Service at Cambridgeshire County Council and provides an unusual and... Cambridgeshire
Recuriter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Assistant Engineer

Cambridgeshire County Council
£21,074 - £30,756
A great opportunity for someone looking to start or develop a career in Highways Engineering including the... Cambridgeshire
Recuriter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Head of Strategic Transport

Cheshire East Council
£64,000 - £75,000 + benefits
We’re committed to “working for a brighter future together” – and we expect you to be too! Cheshire
Recuriter: Cheshire East Council

Regeneration Manager

Mole Valley District Council
£52,895 - £57,143 FTE
This is a great career opportunity to specialise in town centre regeneration and repositioning. Dorking, Surrey
Recuriter: Mole Valley District Council

Technical Services Officer (Mechanical)

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£36,876 - £38,813
This is an exciting and challenging time for Kirklees and we want to expand our team to manage and deliver construction... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Road and Footway Asset Engineer

Kent County Council
£28,925 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Road and Footway Asset Team as an Asset Engineer. Kent
Recuriter: Kent County Council

Head of Waste

Lincolnshire County Council
£65,651 - £70,725
As Head of Waste, you will be commercially focussed and forward-thinking. Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Assistant Director

Reading Borough Council
Up to £92k
It’s the ideal time to take the lead on our modernisation agenda, and deliver growth in the trading of our front line services. Reading, Berkshire
Recuriter: Reading Borough Council

Assistant Director – Highways

Lincolnshire County Council
£82,264 - £107,878
Come and lead the future agenda for our highways services. Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Download your Highways App

Google App Apple App

Highways on Fridays

Latest Issue

latest magazine issue

Latest Issue

The ALARM survey 2019

Game over for flyovers?

Traffex, Parkex and Cold Comfort Scotland previews

View the latest issue

Latest Video