Highway Design | Local Authority Solutions

Local Highway Improvements

GPS have a proven track record of collaborating with Local Authorities to provide cost effective advice and design through which to assist Local Authorities in solving local problems. Members of the main Design Team are highly experienced in working directly for and on secondments to Local Authorities, delivering a broad spectrum of schemes.

We provide clear, easy to read design plans created in the latest AutoCAD software for those clients who require our services to meet project timescales and tight deadlines.

Our solutions include:

  • Residential Safety Improvements -20mph zones, Home zones
  • Footway & Cycle Ways
  • Signage
  • Road Markings
  • Traffic Calming Features & Measures
  • Traffic Regulatory Orders (TRO’s)
  • Bus Stops & Bus Lanes
  • Parking Schemes
  • Junction Improvements

Major Highway Design

Our staff possess extensive knowledge and experience of working for consultancies, providing design support on both major highway schemes, including trunk road designs for Highways England and various other highway design schemes for Local Authorities and Private Developers.

Our main highway designs are created using the latest Autodesk products such as Civils3D to provide accurate and high quality designs with 3D visualisations to afford our clients the satisfaction to observe how the finished design will look from the comfort of their PC.

Our Solutions Include:

  • New offline Highway Schemes
  • Online Highway Widening & Improvement Schemes
  • Earthworks Design & Quantities
  • Detailed Level Design
  • Roundabouts (controlled and uncontrolled)
  • Major Highway Intersections
  • Trunk Road Design
  • Contract Preparation
  • Route Options
  • Utility Diversions & Provisions
  • Co-ordination with Third Parties

Major Traffic Design

GPS have the capability to provide feasibility studies and outline design

We also provide detailed design with regards to:

  • Traffic Signalised Junctions
  • Ducting and Earthwork requirements
  • Road Markings
  • Traffic Calming Features & Measures
  • Traffic Sign Design
  • Design of Non-Motorised User Provisions

Road Safety Audits (RSA)

GPS also have a fully qualified RSA team who can undertake and provide impartial and independent checks at various stages of your project.

Stages of the Road Safety Audits include:

  • Stage 1 – Preliminary Design Check
  • Stage 2 – Detailed Design Check
  • Stage 3 – Check of construction works substantially complete
  • Stage 4 – Post Construction Monitoring

Traffic Orders

We also have the capability to provide advice and support regarding Traffic Regulatory Orders (TRO’s) including:

  • Assessing the type of Order required
  • Creating plans for public consultation
  • Writing the Legal Order associated with the specified TRO.
  • Highway Stopping Up Orders
  • Adopted Highways Approvals including Section 38 / 278 works

Structural Design and Assessments

GPS can also undertake Structural calculations for property developments enabling the client or architect to obtain planning permission with the relevant Local Authority.

Our solutions include:

  • Bridge Assessments
  • General Inspection
  • Physical Inspections
  • Technical Drawings and Reports
  • Retaining Walls
  • Minor structural Designs
  • Culvert Assessments

Drainage and Flooding

GPS offer a complete range of solutions for surface water, waste water and highway drainage.

All our designs are in accordance with design standards (Sewers for Adoption) and modelled within the industry standard software (Windes).

We work closely with Local Water Authorities and Local Authorities to advise and approve connections and adoptions of sewers that connect into the public sewer networks.

We also liaise with the Environment Agency for discharging into watercourses to ensure all our solutions are fully compliant.

Our solutions include:

  • Design Drawings
  • Flood Risk Assessments
  • SUDS
  • Hydraulic Calculations
  • Water Storage Calculations
  • Flow Controls Specifications
  • Gully Spacing Calculations
  • Reports
  • Highway Drainage Design
  • Adoption Procedures (Section 104 Applications)
  • Sewer Diversions (Section 185)
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