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Maccaferri improves A9 highway with Green Terramesh & Paragrid


Road safety improvement, journey times reduction and more interconnections realized on A9 from Perth to Inverness, the most dangerous road of the country.

A £3 billion project is being carried out in Scotland: the dualling of the A9 from Perth to Inverness.

The dualling is definitively a necessary investment, since the A9 is commonly recognized as one of the most dangerous roads in the country. In fact, compared to the North-East average, accidents with loss of lives are almost double (53% vs 29%).

Moreover, 69% of all fatal accidents are due to overtaking.

While dualling such a key road link is a top priority for the country’s infrastructural network, safety and reliability of such a structure need to be guaranteed in order not to waste valuable public resources.

Maccaferri was therefore called upon to supply innovative temporary works for Transport Scotland. Our engineers concluded that a combination of Green Terramesh and Paragrid would offer a steep reinforced soil block which will allow efficient and safer traffic management for contractors Wills Bros Civil Engineering and John Paul Construction.

The projects aim is for economic growth through road safety improvements, journey times reduction and more prominent interconnections for pedestrian, cycling and public transport facilities. The changes will give more accessibility to the large amount of tourism sites dotted along Scotland’s longest trunk road.

Green Terramesh is a very aesthetically pleasing product because it blends in with the environment once vegetation is engaged. It is an environmentally friendly modular system which forms a reinforced slope. In this project it is being used alongside Paragrid, a high performance geogrid with a unique planar structure of composite geosynthetic strips.

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