Maintenance of Highway Structures

  • Client Leicester City Council
  • Date 2013 to date

About the project

Our ongoing relationship with Leicester City Council serves as an excellent case study for the benefits of collaborative working between local authority and contractor.

Key aims and challenges

The city of Leicester's busy network of roads features a multitude of bridges and structures, many of which traverse the River Soar, the Grand Union Canal, as well as various brooks and watercourses. Some of these structures date back to the Victorian era and an ongoing programme of maintenance is necessary to keep in them in safe working order.

Danaher & Walsh is currently the sole contractor on Leicester City Council's Maintenance of Highway Structures term contract, but the working relationship dates back many years previous.

Our expert bridgework teams carry out many schemes of bridge repairs and maintenance in various locations around the city. Some projects have presented unique challenges, such as the demolition of the iconic Bowstring Bridge and even the removal of two sunken barges from the River Soar.

Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) and collaborative working help schemes run smoothly and maximises value for the City Council.