Etruria Valley Link Road Viaduct

Etruria Valley Link Road Viaduct (EVLR) is a £42M project to unlock development land to the north of Stoke-on-Trent city centre. EVLR will create a new 1km road between the A500 and Festival Park, comprising a number of new highway structures. This crucial infrastructure will improve connectivity for existing businesses in the area and trigger inward investment and economic growth by opening up opportunities on currently unused land.

What we are doing

Pell Frischmann is delivering multi-disciplinary expertise across the scheme. This ranges from feasibility studies through to detailed design of a 200m viaduct, comprising 7 multi-girder steel composite spans over the West Coast Main Line and Fowlea Brook. The Project Team initiated Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) in the initial stages of the design process, resulting in an efficient and economical structure.

Sustainable and value engineered aspects of the design include the use of weathering steel to minimise future maintenance requirements, and realignment of the vertical profile of the highway to reduce pier heights and minimise the need for imported fill on the approaches to the structure. The scheme is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in 2022.

Pell Frischmann has been appointed as Principal Designer to implement CDM Regulations for Etruria Valley Link Road.

Outcomes so far

Building upon the relationship with Balfour Beatty during ECI, Pell Frischmann is working collaboratively with the Contractor during Detailed Design, addressing the needs of the project to fulfil the aspirations of the Client, Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

The outcome is a cost effective and low maintenance solution, ensuring value to the Client throughout the lifecycle of the structure. A significant focus on buildability and stakeholder engagement was an essential part of the design process in minimising the impact to the public, local businesses and environment during construction.


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  • icon-arrow 200m long, 7 span steel composite viaduct with a 19.9m-wide deck
  • icon-arrow A total of 42 weathering girders, up to 30m long, to be transported and installed
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