The innovative use of 15,000t of low temperature asphalt allowed the carriageway to be planed and relaid to a depth of 150mm within a restricted overnight working window, before opening to traffic each morning. Additionally, over 50,000m2 of geotextile was installed, in conjunction with the use of polymer modified binders, to provide a sustainable pavement solution to this heavily trafficked section of the A14.
Craig Germeney, Highways Director at Toppesfield, commented “When working closely with our clients, we are able to use innovation to improve delivery whilst minimising disruption. Despite some challenging weather conditions during the project we have delivered another defect and incident free scheme. Great work by all involved”.
Further benefits realised from the use of low temperature asphalt was the saving of over 48t of CO2 when compared to conventional asphalt. This, alongside the use of local resources, coupled with the latest and most efficient plant and equipment operated by Toppesfield helped to ensure that the works were undertaken in the most sustainable manner.