Rainton Construction undertook structural patching and resurfacing to a 1.2 km section of carriageway on the A67 which links the Market Town of Barnard Castle and the A66 Trunk Road at Bowes.
The original specification was a traditional 60mm of HD binder for the structural patching areas and a 50mm hot rolled asphalt surface course with 68 PSV pre-coated chippings. This posed a safety risk as there was no hard verge or footway to allow the chipping machine to travel. We modified the surface course and used Plastipave Thin®, removing the requirement for pre-coated chippings while providing the required skid resistance for traffic.
- Improved operational safety due to reduction in road width requirement and operative numbers on site
- 1.5 tonnes of rubber and plastic waste diverted from landfill
- 5.3 tonnes of CO2 saved
MGL Group is helping us to deliver our sustainability goals. Through its innovative solutions we are improving our volume of recycling and supporting our ambition to reduce our environmental impact and minimise our carbon footprint.
Mark Readman, Highway Services Manager