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Tarmac to end hot mix after 120 years

22/06/2022

Tarmac has announced that it is phasing out traditional hot mix asphalt for highways projects after 120 years.

Barnet bounces back better with waste tyres

16/12/2021

Barnet Council has said its highways contractor is achieving ‘significant improvements in the sustainability of road resurfacing’ with new asphalt technology that uses rubber waste from tyres and reduces embodied carbon.

Tarmac

23/09/2021

A road in Bradford has become the first in West Yorkshire to be resurfaced with asphalt manufactured from waste tyres.

Tarmac's deeds win warm words in Congleton

27/05/2021

Tarmac has successfully supplied and installed a specialist asphalt surface course to a large highways project in East Cheshire.

Comment: What will you do differently in a post-pandemic world?

16/04/2021

Brian Kent, national technical director at Tarmac, takes a look at what the highways industry can do to reinvent our towns and cities in a post-pandemic world.

JCB and Tarmac team up against potholes

15/04/2021

Tarmac and JCB have successfully trialled JCB’s new pothole machine in partnership with Rutland County Council.

New SRN trial adds anti-ageing to the mix

13/04/2021

Developers of a new blend of materials described as 'an anti-ageing cream for roads' say it could cut repairs and environmental impacts.

Research 'shows lack of respect for highways workers'

17/12/2020

Tarmac has called on the Government to change the law to give highway workers the same level of protection from abuse as emergency workers.

We need a collective change of mindset

21/10/2020

As Tarmac calls for greater use of warm mix asphalt, its technical director, Brian Kent, identifies a possible lack of understanding about its benefits.

Use warm mix to cut jams, Tarmac says

15/10/2020

A major contractor and supplier has called for new thinking in road construction after a new survey showed that people believe traffic levels are almost back to pre-pandemic levels across the UK.

2020: a year to forget and remember

02/10/2020

Paul Fleetham, managing director, contracting at Tarmac, argues that RIS 2 provides a major opportunity to assess how the sector can boost productivity, accelerate decarbonisation, develop skills and deliver a better performing, resilient industry.

New bridge arrives in Cambridge under police escort

13/05/2020

Tarmac and SH Structures have achieved a major milestone on a transformational project in Cambridge with the delivery of the new Abbey Chesterton Bridge.

Comment: Coronavirus, key workers and the front line of resilience

07/04/2020

Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac Contracting, celebrates the amazing work of the highways sector as it keeps up the fight against COVID-19.

Tarmac takes aggregate off the road for new asphalt plant

09/01/2020

The first freight trains have delivered aggregate to the site of a new asphalt and aggregates facility under construction by Tarmac in north east Birmingham.

Tarmac pledges 'efficient and effective stewardship' on new A1(M) deal

18/10/2019

Tarmac has been awarded a nine-year extension on a highways maintenance contract for a section of the A1(M).

Highways England trials rubber asphalt

08/08/2019

Highways England is funding trials into Tarmac's new asphalt mix, which uses crumb rubber from recycled tyres.

When the rubber meets the road: Tarmac celebrates UK first

05/06/2019

A new asphalt that uses recycled waste tyres has been launched by Tarmac.

Tarmac on track to resurface Silverstone

09/05/2019

Silverstone has appointed Tarmac to resurface its entire Grand Prix circuit.

Preston Bypass: A trip down memory road

23/01/2019

John Baxter, who worked on the Preston bypass as a young civil engineer, speaks exclusively to Dominic Browne about the project and lifelong fellowships built on the road

Preston Bypass: Taking the high-tech road

23/01/2019

Brian Kent, technical director at Tarmac – which built the country's first motorway, the Preston Bypass – looks at how things have changed in the road building sector - and will change in the future.

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