Overnight road works using vacuum excavation

For larger infrastructure works, it’s often difficult to access busy sites and roads when maintenance and upgrades are needed. As such, essential repairs and upgrades are often scheduled for overnight construction work, and Pier (UK) are always on hand to support.

Forward planning

We work with contractors across the country to excavate underground cables in a safe and quick manner. The key to achieving these essential maintenance and repair jobs on time, is thorough planning, alongside completing any pre-requisite work.

  • Know your construction site – identify any potential hazards, including underground cables
  • Clearly mark underground cables on the ground
  • Use a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey where necessary to ensure ALL cables are located prior to excavation
  • Buried asset should be exposed using vacuum excavation, to prevent any cable strikes


Left to right – Removing ballast on the rails in South Wales, overnight street works in a busy city centre. Bottom – exposing several underground cables under a town centre pavement.

Working on the railway overnight Overnight street works in city centre

City Centre Road SchemeDelivering work on time

Overnight work often means roads or rail bridges are closed, so it’s essential that work is completed on-time and infrastructure is back up and running the next morning. Project delays often mean that roads are not opened back up on time, affecting commuters, transport companies and other road users. More often, financial penalty are built into contracts to prevent delays and ensure access is returned on-time.

Safe and fast ground excavation

The vacuum excavator’s strong suction boom ensures that ground is cleared not only safely, but quickly. The suction pulls away ground at a fast pace, and when underground cables are already marked out, work can be completed in a matter of hours – where mechanical or hand digging could take days.


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