Leicestershire Highways Operations can provide a consistent, specialist traffic management service that delivers effective protection to both road users and operatives.
We provide our customers with a safety signing and coning service from the simplest of sites, to very complex systems and mobile lane closures.
We can offer a design, installation and maintenance package to suit all needs and to comply with all current legal requirements.
All works are carried out by operatives certified to the Highways Sector Scheme accreditation 12A/B/C and 12D, in accordance with the Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 8 and mindful of the Three Counties Alliance Partnership (3CAP) Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management Document.
We have successfully worked with the Highways Agency and various local authorities providing mobile lane closures, allowing slow moving activities such as mechanical sweeping to be completed quickly and safely, at a lower cost, with minimal disruption to traffic compared to conventional static methods of traffic management.
Traffic management is a key part of any highway scheme and we recognise the importance of establishing a close working relationship with our clients in order to deliver a safe and successful contract.
For more information, an informal discussion or to receive a quotation, please contact us using the details in the 'Further Information' box on the left hand side.
2008 and 2009 Leicester Marathon
Leicestershire Highways Operations delivered the traffic management for the 2008 and 2009 Leicester Marathon.
A unique and complex traffic management system was devised specifically for the three simultaneous races (full, half and wheelchair marathons) along routes through two highway authority areas.
Traffic management of the event was carried out over varying classifications of roads from major A-road dual carriageways to country lanes, flyovers, roundabouts, t-junctions, major crossroads, minor junctions and pedestrianised areas.
The Leicester Marathon is a charitable, non-profit making event, organised by local charity, LOROS. Around 2,200 runners raise money for the local charities.
Full traffic management services were provided including:
- Advice against any known disruptions or possible hot spots.
- Risk assessment of the route on a road-by-road basis
- Supplying resources and materials for maximum safety.
- Devising a management plan on a junction-by-junction basis encompassing diversions, alternative routes, one way systems, road closures, identification of key routes (and duration of closures), coning and taping.
- Asset requirements including: signs; vehicles; crash cushions; bunting; tape; cones; and staff resources.
- Identification of emergency access routes and procedures
- Identifying provisions for wheelchair users
In total, over 100 new signs were manufactured in addition to the usage of existing ones.
On race day, the traffic management system used a unique moving and sweeping system of the teams of staff, devised on a bespoke basis.
Teams operated on a rotating basis, crossing over and moving backwards and forwards between sections, to close and open key routes as the runners passed through.
Some city roads were only closed 10 minutes before the runners passed though, so that key routes with high volume traffic were closed for the minimum amount of time to avoid gridlock.
Race organisers were delighted with the way in which the traffic management was handled.
"The Leicestershire County Council traffic management team are an asset to Leicestershire. They were efficient, hard working and I can’t falter their work. They enabled the marathon to happen to not only help people to get fit but raise enormous amounts of money for charity. I really can’t thank them enough."
Christian Weikert-Picker, Race Organiser, LOROS.
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