Preparatory work has now been completed for the major concrete repair and waterproofing scheme on the Oldbury Viaduct between junctions 1 & 2 and the main scheme is on course to begin shortly. The M5 is one of the busiest routes in the country, carrying a mix of traffic through the Midlands and onwards to routes in the north and south. Intervention is required now to repair the damaged sections in order to prevent bigger challenges and further disruption in the future.
The main work will start by removing the surfacing on the southbound carriageway to investigate the condition of the concrete underneath. Damaged concrete will be repaired and a new waterproofing layer applied. This will then be repeated on the northbound carriageway.
The final phase will involve repairing and re-waterproofing the central reserve and installing a new concrete barrier to improve safety and the project is due for completion in autumn 2018. I
If you’re a Quantity Surveyor, Site or Section Engineer and would like more information about this project, chat to Steve Castle.