Oct 1, 2012
3rd phase of site investigation works on the A82 at Pulpit Rock, Loch Lomond
Structural Soils has recently finished a 3rd phase of site investigation works on the A82 at Pulpit Rock on the banks of Loch Lomond. This key arterial route for the west of Scotland is to be upgraded after long term degradation to the road following a landslide in the 1980’s.
The works included rope access drilling, overwater drilling using our own jack-up platform, live carriageway and night closure drilling, cantilever scaffold drilling and geophysical logging. The location, topography and importance of this road section create unique logistical challenges to the site investigation works which in previous phases of the site investigation have lead to rigs being flown in by helicopter.
“It was imperative to keep the road open to traffic as far as possible during the site works as the diversion route is over 70miles long” says Grant Davis, Project Manager for the site works. Working with Transport Scotland and the emergency services a programme of works was developed to allow this and ensure that access for vital traffic was maintained.
“Utilising the services of our sister companies within the RSK group, we obtained licences to carry out the work and regularly monitored the ecology of the site. With known active otter holts on the site we ensured that no undue disturbance was caused via regular inspections and adjusting positions as required.”
This challenging project demonstrates Structural Soils ability to take on difficult multi-disciplinary projects and deliver them using in-house capabilities from Structural Soils and the RSK Group.