Coastal Road, Birkdale

Client: Sefton Council
Completion Date: 2014
Duration: 3 months
Location: Coastal Road, Southport, Merseyside

Project Overview

The Coastal Road has a history of flooding – this project was a short-term resolution to the continuing problem, until substantial funding became available for a redesign.

Job Description

Installation of 24 catchpits and one penstock value.

Challenges experience and how these were overcome

  • Perform works under 2 way traffic signals between the hours of 9.30 – 3.30 pm Monday to Friday, to ensure traffic flow at peak hours was unaffected.
  • Perform dewatering – for each element of the works to substantially lower the water table to enable Dowhigh to install the catchpits and manholes.

Specialised equipment used

  • Employed a 100 ton crane under a road closure to install the penstock value within a purpose built chamber.