New road marking techniques used in Colchester

Highways Reporters

A revolutionary new line painting technique has transformed Greenstead Roundabout in Colchester.

The roundabout comprises five separate mini roundabouts in a circle but markings had faded so engineers used a new methyl methacrylate substance to repaint the road markings overnight.

Councillor Eddie Johnson, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “We are focused on using innovation to ensure taxpayers get the best value for money on the roads in Essex.

“This new road painting technique leaves a longer lasting road marking therefore saving the Council, and more importantly the taxpayer, money on road maintenance. We used overnight closures to ensure we caused the least disruption possible.”

The new process keeps road markings clearer for longer and the job is part of a £50 million-programme of work by the council on road, bus and cycle schemes across Colchester.
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