Eurovia dresses down in the heat to claim weekend record

03/07/2018
Chris Ames

Eurovia is claiming a record for a weekend road closure after double dressing a 16-mile stretch of the A169 with a high performance treatment.

Eurovia Specialist Treatments (EST) carried out the scheme for North Yorkshire County Council and term highway service provider Ringway, surface dressing approximately 240,000 square metres of carriageway, which it said was the largest ever area treated on a weekend road closure.

In just 33 hours, between 4am on Saturday (30 June) and 1pm on Sunday, 500 tonnes of polymer modified bitumen emulsion (20 lorry loads) and 4,650 tonnes of Aggregates (166 lorry loads) were applied.

EST regional director Paul Goosey said: ‘A combination of an excellent plan, hard work by our 59 specialist operatives on site and our state-of-the-art equipment meant that we were able to meet our target and apply 16-miles of high-quality surface dressing across the carriageway in one weekend closure.

‘It was a huge challenge to complete a job of this size in such a short space of time, especially with the hot weather we experienced at the weekend, and the logistics of bringing all the equipment and materials together to deliver the works.

‘Two surface dressing crews ensured we could work continuously, while our high-performance customised Etnyre surface dressing chipper increased the production of the works due to width and speed of application.

‘This meant less disruption for road users, less carbon emissions and improved value for money for the client. It was an absolutely fantastic achievement by all of the team to deliver this work.’

The collaboration between EST, Ringway North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire CC and stakeholders was recognised with a commendation at the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Awards last month.

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