Case Study

M6 Smart Motorway Upgrade J16 – J19 Junction 16 Crewe to Junction 19 Knutsford

Highways and Bridges

Carillion Kier JV (Ltd)
Contract No.
ABI TM 13/16SL Telescopic Leader Rig / HPH1200 Hydraulic Impact Hammer


M6 Smart Motorway Upgrade Junction 16 to Junction 19

SPI Piling Ltd were engaged to install permanent sheet piling to form Emergency Refugee Areas as part of the M6 J16-19 Smart Motorway Scheme.
All works were carried out in live traffic conditions within "traffic managed" areas, working from the Hard shoulder of the motorway. The Sheet piles were driven at each location using a ABI TM 13/16SL Telescopic Leader Rig, with all pile positions pre-augered 450mm dia. (at the clutch positions). A telescopic crawler crane was used to off
load and pitch piles to the leader rig.
All deliveries of plant and materials were made at night shift with lane one of the motorway closed.

(1 mile south of J18, Southbound carriageway) 109.9 lin.mtrs: 22.5 pairs AZ14-700 7m long 25 pairs AZ18-700 8m long 33 pairs AZ18-700 10m long
(1 mile south of J18, Northbound Carriageway) 130.2 Lin mtrs: 38 pairs AZ26-700 6.5m long 14 pairs AZ18-700 7m long 43 pairs AZ18-700 7.5m long.