Pearce Way, Salisbury

Paul Basham Associates highway design team completed detailed access designs and off-site traffic calming scheme for Barratt’s 500 home Hampton Park development on Pearce Way in Wiltshire.

The Brief

At the planning application stage, the development was considered acceptable by Wiltshire Council, subject to a traffic calming scheme on Pearce Way to accompany a speed limit reduction from 40mph to 30mph. Our Civils team were instructed to undertake the detailed S278 highway design works, with a largely blank canvas on the traffic calming design but with fixed constraints of accesses and other side junctions.

Our approach

We liaised closely with the highway officers at Wiltshire Council throughout the S278 process. Our engineers firstly agreed a preliminary design, before providing a final detailed submission for approval. As part of the traffic calming design, PBA looked closely at carriageway realignment, build outs, crossing facilities, speed tables and alternative surfacing materials.

Whilst providing a scheme that Wiltshire would ultimately approve, our engineers worked towards a design that provided our client with construction cost savings were possible. Negotiations with the highway authority throughout the S278 process allowed certain elements to be removed from the proposals as to provide further cost savings on the highway works.

Our engineers provided support throughout the build and attended a walkover with the Council and road safety auditor picking up any snagging and Stage 3 RSA issues post construction.

The Result

We were delighted to see the completed traffic calming works in full operation in late 2015.