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01 Mar 2018
Victoria Wall
NTS supplied the traffic management around the construction of a sky catwalk at Heathrow Airport
Nationwide Traffic Solutions delivered their full suite of traffic management services around the construction of a ‘sky catwalk’ footbridge outside Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4.

Competing against high winds and anticipated high traffic volumes, the team delivered their their comprehensive service on schedule. 

NTS were contacted by a reputable crane company with the request to supply traffic management for the month long project. The works were to be completed in several phases to minimise disruption to traffic and the general public.

To maximise safety for motorists, pedestrians and other road users, high quality two way temporary traffic light systems were installed, plus full and partial road closures, diversions, large lane closures with speed reduction signage and contraflow systems. Pedestrian barriers and Heras fencing were required around the construction site and to assist with crane operation.

CAD traffic management plans were produced for each phase, and our Project Administrators liaised with the customer to ensure works ran smoothly.

As safety remains a primary focus, all risks and hazards were detemrined prior to installation through a detailed site meeting, site survey, risk assessment and method statement.

As the site was outside a busy international airport, a high volume of traffic was anticipated during peak and off-peak hours. The team worked through the night to minimise traffic disruption during daylight hours.

The footbridge under construction stood at a height of approx. 17ft. To facilitate crane works at this height, a full lane closure was installed for the protection of all road users. Operatives took into account temporary delays caused by high winds which prohibited crane operation.

Following the green light to remove traffic management, the team were praised by contractors for their professionalism. 

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