When better access was vitally needed around a busy hospital in Somerset, plans were drawn up to improve surrounding roads and ease congestion.
Surveys and technical plans for footpath identified a number of underground cables, which would need relocating to accommodate the new road layout. Further more, additional cabling would need to be installed to better service the hospital.
A no-dig suction approach was taken, to reduce the risk of striking live services – with Pier (UK) appointed to undertake the vacuum excavation works.
Sean Quinn, Managing Director at Pier UK said “With the planned maintenance works being in such close proximity to a busy hospital, our client recognised that vacuum excavation would be the safest solution to quickly expose the underground cables without risking service strikes. In high profile works like these where its essential local services are not disrupted, we were only too happy to support the contractor with a no-dig vacuum excavation.”
The MTS DINO 3’s strong suction power provided quick, safe excavation to expose cables ready for relocation.
Below: Cables after vacuum excavation ready for contractors to relocate