A429 Barford Bypass

The main works contract for the £10.38 million pound Barford Bypass was awarded to Galliford Try Construction plc. The company have offices in Wolvey, Warwickshire. The company has now become known as Morrison Construction.

The main works consisted of 2.1km single carriageway lying to the west of Barford village, three embankments, a 4 span steel beam and concrete deck bridge, with the main span bridging the River Avon, flood compensation area, 4 precast concrete box flood culverts and an additional flood culvert under the existing A429 causeway. The works also included a comprehensive landscaping scheme.

Barford Bypass Plan (pdf, 1.6mb)

Barford Bypass River Bridge (pdf, 565kb)

Main Bypass Flood Culverts (pdf, 776kb)

A429 Additional Flood Culvert (pdf, 746kb)

Work on the construction of the bypass commenced on the 13 February 2006 after a ‘turf’ cutting ceremony held on the 10 February. The ceremony was attended by a number of dignitaries including James Plaskitt MP, Chair of Warwickshire County Council, Councillor Gordon Collett, WCC Portfolio Holder for Environment, Councillor Martin Heatley and local member Councillor Les Caborn.

Archaeological investigations were carried out during the construction of thebypass to the west of Barford on behalf of Warwickshire County Council. Archaeological remains dating from the Bronze Age to the Anglo-Saxon period, reflecting perhaps some 3000 years of occupation on the banks of the River Avon have been recorded.

Barford archaelogy investigations (pdf, 624kb)

Barford Bypass New Bridge over the River Avon  Barford Bypass Flood Compensation Area

Barford Bypass looking towards Sherbourne  Barford Bypass Bridge Embankment Construction

ICE President Site Visit 23.2.2007  Ariel view of the opened bypass

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