Eurovia helping deliver £15m Transport for Buckinghamshire highways programme
Eurovia Surfacing and Eurovia Specialist Treatments (EST) with Transport for Buckinghamshire are to improve more than 100 roads across the county as part of a £15 million highway investment programme.
The investment programme includes applying high performance GripFibre micro-asphalt on 51 roads, and polymer modified emulsion surface dressing treatments on 20 roads which will be carried out by Eurovia Specialist Treatments. Eurovia Surfacing will carry out various asphalt resurfacing programmes on 38 roads in Buckinghamshire.
Eurovia has worked with Transport for Buckinghamshire for 10 years and recently completed a major resurfacing project on a stretch of road at Church Road/Slapton Lane, in Slapton as part of the current programme.
The scheme saw deeper patches targeted to strengthen the existing substrate, while profile planed tie-ins were carried out on access points to improve ride-ability and alleviate carriageway flooding, prior to overlaying and strengthening the existing carriageway with an additional 100mm layer of asphalt to give the required texture and improve skid resistance.
Buckinghamshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member Mark Shaw, and Deputy Transport Cabinet Member Paul Irwin visited the site to find out more about the work being carried out.
Cllr Shaw said: “With the weather being as touch-and-go as it has been in the last couple of weeks, preparing for work on this site has been somewhat of a challenge. However, the guys here have overcome any weather-related issues really well and I’m more than impressed with the standard of work I’ve seen on this site. I know that road users and local residents will be happy when Church Road is complete and they feel the benefit of a new road surface.”
Paul Kidd, Eurovia Surfacing Divisional Manager, said: “We are pleased to be improving the journeys of road users in Buckinghamshire by resurfacing carriageways that are smoother, more resilient to flooding and have improved skid resistance. The newly strengthened carriageways should last for many years and provide outstanding value for money by reducing the whole life cost of the resurfaced routes.”
Chris Edwards, EST Divisional Manager, said: “EST are pleased to be part of Buckinghamshire’s proactive approach to asset management. The GripFibre and Surface Dressing schemes in Buckinghamshire will ensure these roads remain fit for purpose for years to come.”