A38 QUEENSWAY TUNNEL ROAD GUARD RAIL SITE SURVEY
The A38 St Chads and Queensway tunnels were undergoing a major programme of refurbishment and upgrade lasting several weeks. The tunnels are over 40 years old and the works were intended to enhance their appearance, improve safety and prepare them for the future. A new government safety standard meant that improvements had to be in place to meet the new directive by April 2013. During the works the tunnels were closed to all traffic in order to make structural modifications, upgrade fire protection, install new LED lighting and also improve their general appearance. Further refurbishment works will include new emergency, control and communications systems.