Client: Forestry Commission Scotland
Timescale: 5 Weeks
Location: West Argyll Forest, Lussa, Deucheran and Grogport
McFadyens Contractors carried out this project as Principal Contractor to Forestry Commission Scotland to construct 3 new forestry roads for the extraction of timber. Works commenced in August 2013 and completed in September 2013.
The three sections of road involved the construction of 1km of new road formation, by excavation of 1,600M3 of peat to commence the formation and forming a floating section of road where required. Extraction of rock from a Forestry Commission borrow pit using hydraulic breakers was carried out and hauled onto site using dumpers and HGV tippers to form the road base. We then imported 75mm down stone from a Forestry Commission Quarry to form the wearing course of the road. During the excavation ditching was carried out and 12 culverts installed ranging between 450mm and 600mm diameter. Three passing places and three turning points were also constructed on the road all to Forestry Commission detailed specification and design requirements. The project was completed on time and to budget with no incidents occurring.
We regularly carry out Forestry road construction work and in 2012 resurfaced 2.6km of road using imported stone from our own Quarry.
We also provide the Forestry commission with a grading squad for Forestry road maintenance throughout the year.