Alfred McAlpine had to deal with landfill waste on new dual carriageway ECI

The aim of Alfred McAlpine's road scheme was to improve the capacity of the trunk road network and take traffic away from the Goss and Tregoss Special Area of Conservation.

The scheme crossed a licensed landfill site that was operational prior to 1994. Investigation found that a variety of wastes were contained that ranged from inert to hazardous.

Key learning points

• Use your supply chain
• Always question the unquestionable
• Environmental best practice can save money

Contractor: Alfred McAlpine Project Services. Contractor's designer: Scott Wilson. Client: Highways Agency Major Projects