CRC Contracting North Ltd

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Loch Earn Railway Path Phase 3

Client: St Fillans Community Trust

Contact: Karlene Doherty This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Value: £380,000

Brief Description:

Part of the development of a Sustrans long distance route between x and x. This phase was in two sections, 1km of tar surfaced path and 3km of unbound aggregate surfaced path.

This project represents one of the most complex contracts CRC has undertaken in recent years with multiple sub-contractors and difficult access due to the 1km tarred section of the site being along a steep sided railway embankment. Chris deployed the CRC staff and machinery to carry out the excavations (including 240m3 of rock breaking), retaining wall construction and path under building up to sub base layer.


CRC personnel also undertook the construction of a 140m long 5% all abilities ramp to climb the 7m height difference up onto the railway embankment which involved moving 2000t of fill material and construction of a 5m high retaining wall. 40m of the tar path was through a railway tunnel that required the CRC staff to undergo a confined space training course and extra risk assessment. Contracts manager Chris Rogerson used his extencive experience to procure and manage the individual specialist elements.

Sub-contracted elements:

  • £22,000 worth of manual rock scaling
  • 4 weeks of tree removal and crown
  • 1km of tar surfacing and 60m of roadside kerbs
  • 700m of fencing
  • Supply and installation of roads specification way marker bespoke signage
  • Traffic control
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