New group to promote road re-texturing and re-profiling

23/10/2013
Highways Reporters

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has established a new sub-committee that will promote the benefits of road re-texturing and re-profiling.

The sub-committee will put forward best practice specification and installation of this low carbon road surface technique.

Re-texturing and re-profiling involves the mechanical reworking of an existing road surface to improve its frictional skid resistance. This re-use of the existing road surface is effectively 100% in-situ recycling. No additional aggregates or binders are required and minimal, if any, waste is generated. Importantly, given limited road maintenance budgets, re-texturing and re-profiling can significantly extend the performance life of existing road surfaces.

Initial issues for the new sub-committee include amendments to the Highways Agency’s Design Manual for Roads and the development of a new code of practice the combines re-texturing and surface profiling of asphalt and concrete roads.

Martin Leech, managing director of Klaruw RMS and chairman of the new sub-committee, said: “Re-texturing and re-profiling have considerable potential for cost-effective and sustainable road maintenance. The new sub-committee aim to realise this potential via information dissemination and the promotion of good industry practice.”

 
Highways jobs

Senior Sustainability & Resilience Officer

Essex County Council
£30001.0 - £34017 per annum
This opportunity is to be offered on a 6-month, fixed term / secondment contract basisInterviews scheduled to be held Friday 17th April Job Purpose Es England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Highway Electrical Maintenance & Installation Operative (Street Lighting) Apprentice

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Highways Civil Engineering Technician Apprentice x 3

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Safety, Health & Environment Technician Apprentice

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Strategic Director, Environment & Regeneration

Brent Council
Circa £155,000
Brent is the Borough of Cultures - the most diverse in London - and as a Council we believe in delivering for our communities. Brent, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

Street Cleansing Operative x6

Redbridge London Borough Council
£20,466.00 - £20,835.00
This role will involve working as an individual as well as part of a team, litter pick the streets in the local area, empty the litter bins. Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Assistant Engineer - Grade 3

Northumberland County Council
£27,905 - £31,371
Assistant Engineer (Structures) - Band 7 (SCP 24-28) The Council Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the ... County Hall, Morpeth
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Commercial Officer

Rossendale Borough Council
£25,801 - £29,636
We are keen to improve our recycling levels, tackle the climate change agenda and take pride in our open spaces. Rossendale, Lancashire
Recruiter: Rossendale Borough Council

Maintenance Technician

Worcestershire County Council
£18,497 - £20,022 (with progression up to £24,894)
As a Maintenance Technician, you’ll be joining a great team! Worcestershire
Recruiter: Worcestershire County Council

Senior Highways Maintenance Technician

Worcestershire County Council
£25,540 up to £27,229
Using your knowledge and experience in highways maintenance you will support and advise your colleagues and contractors. Worcestershire
Recruiter: Worcestershire County Council

Environmental Health Officer - Fully Qualified

Northumberland County Council
£32029 - 35934
An opportunity has arisen for two forward thinking qualified Environmental Health Officers to become part of the Housing & Public Protection Service’s West Hartford, Cramlington, Northumberland
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Senior Licensing Officer - General

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£29,636 - £33,799 per annum
We have an exciting opportunity to recruit to the position of Senior Licensing Officer within Regulatory Services. Sandwell, West Midlands
Recruiter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Business Manager (Communities)

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£38,800 - £52,600 per annum
Looking for an exceptional candidate. We need you to manage the Director for Communities’ busy office. Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Street Cleansing Operative - Light Driver

Redbridge London Borough Council
£21,591.00 - £21,981.00
If you enjoy working outside, have an eye for detail and take pride in your work and the local area then this could be a job for you. Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Senior Environmental Health Officer (Housing Lead)

Mole Valley District Council
£37,821 - £42,329
An exciting opportunity for a Senior Environmental Health Officer to join our forward thinking Environmental Health Partnership Oxted, Surrey
Recruiter: Mole Valley District Council

Transport Planning Officer

North Yorkshire County Council
£29,636 to £32,029
We are looking for a Transport Planning Officer to join our Highways and Transportation service. Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Senior Transport Planning Officer

North Yorkshire County Council
£38,813 to £42,683
It’s an exciting time to join our Highways service, we’re an innovative council continually looking at ways to improve the lives of... Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Local Authorities Climate Action Coordinator York

North Yorkshire County Council
£34, 788 - £38,813
Responsibilities of the role will include... North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Safety, Health & Environment Technician Apprentice

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
We have exciting opportunities for people who are enthusiastic, hard-working and interested in a career in local government. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Performance and Business Manager

Wrexham County Borough Council
£40,760 - £43,662
This is a fantastic opportunity to be an integral part of the departmental senior team. Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Recruiter: Wrexham County Borough Council

Highways on Fridays

Register now!

Latest Issue

latest magazine issue

Inside:

  • Exclusive: Self-assessment results
  • Keeping up momentum on major roads
  • The Lifelines Resilience approach
View the latest issue

Latest Video