A5 Resurfacing Works Towcester to Old Stratford
“A full closure point was set up on the Pury Lane junction with the A5. At approximately 23:30 a motorist stopped at the closure, got out of his vehicle and started to move cones. As soon as the first cone was moved the alarm sounded, the driver then quickly go back into hist vehicle and dissapeared back down the road he had come from”
The Safelane system was used to close 10 miles of the A5 between Towcester Racecourse and Old Stratford roundabout. The closure required 2 checkpoints with airlocks (Orange Alarms), 2 works access points (Red Alarms) and 15 full closure points (Yelllow Alarms and Intellicone lamps). In additon there were 5 Blue Alarms for the workforce operating inside the closure.
When the member of the public attempted to gain access via a full closure point and was dettered by the Yellow Alarm, this also alerted the Traffic Management Operatives situated at the Checkpoint (Orange Alarm) with CCTV and Panic Alarm). If the member of the public would have proceeded towards the checkpoint and posed a threat to the workforce the Traffic Management Operatives manning the checkpoint could have sounded the Blue Alarms of the workforce. In this case the incursion was contained and there was no need to alert them and halt work unecessarily.
“The works involved would normally require using around 40 Traffic Management Operatives but using Safelane reduce this by a 1/3 giving a significant saving to the scheme”.- IDT Manager Area 7
“Installing a Yellow Alarm removed us from the block and any confrontation with members of the public”.- TM Operative Area 7
“The Site Manager had briefed us to move to a designated position of safety if the Blue Alarm was activated”.- DBI White Lining Crew
“Once we were told how to use the system it was easy to install and understand how it worked”.- TM Operative Area 7