Highway Design


Designing roads, accesses and junctions for proposed developments, to accommodate extra traffic or address safety concerns.

The design of adopted and unadopted highways is an essential service required to secure access to developments or to accommodate the impact of extra traffic. SCP will design and secure Local Authority approval of both new and upgraded highway infrastructure on a Local Authority network. This core service offer often compliments our other Civil Engineering services, giving our clients a single point of contact and control.

SCP offer a service that supports the largest of infrastructure schemes for Major Trunk and Local Authority. SCP have significant professional experience within our teams to support schemes up to £40 million construction.


SCP also work more modest simple access designs through as minor junction improvement works.

SCP utilise the most current of 3D design packages and when working on more significant schemes we are comfortable working in a Building Information Modelling (BIM) environment with all base data included in the models.

Section 38 (S38) Agreements are required when constructing a new road for residential, industrial or general-purpose traffic, allowing it to become a highway maintainable at public expense.

SCP can guide you through the process by negotiating Section 38 Agreements with the Local Highway Authority and preparing appropriate plans to support the procedure.

Section 278 (S278) Agreements are required when carrying out work to existing public highways which are under the control of the Local Highway Authority.

SCP have extensive experience in preparing detailed design drawings for highway works and submitting them to the Local Highway Authority for technical approval. Following approval, SCP can also assist with the preparation of contract documents, contractor procurement and site supervision.

If you think you might need an S38 or S278 agreement or just want to discuss your options contact us to see how we can help you solve your highway design and construction needs.

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Since SCP’s inception in 1991, we have helped our clients deliver over 7,500 projects. SCP have worked on a diverse range of projects, planning applications, strategy development and detailed design schemes for clients ranging from Local Authorities to housebuilders, architects/town planners, food retailers, energy companies and many independent developers.

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