Highways England creates 'green bridge' with Mobilane Screens

Highways England has used Mobilane Green Screens to create a 'green bridge' as part of the new £192 million A556 Knutsford to Bowdon dual carriageway.

The bridge under construction. Image: Mobilane
The bridge under construction. Image: Mobilane

The project to improve links between M6 and M56 includes seven new bridges plus a pedestrian underpass along the length of the 4.5 mile new road. Other work includes concrete retaining walls and repairs to two existing bridges.

Contractor Costain installed 88 1.8m high screens to provide a safe crossing for wildlife and is part of a drive by Highways England to minimise the impact of roads on native species and the natural environment.

Other measures include reducing noise, and protecting watercourses from pollutant spillage.

National business manager of Mobilane UK Paul Garlick said: "Green Screens are wire security fences upon which ivy has been cultivated. These screens feature Hedera Helix Woerner and powder coated steel posts.

"Green Screens have a wide range of uses for domestic, public sector and commercial applications including housing developments, schools, hospitals and car parks. Many local authorities use them on roadside verges. However, the use of our screens on this ‘green bridge’ is a first. It really helps to underline the sustainability credentials of the screens and we are very proud they have been used on this landmark construction."


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