On the A64 dual carriageway around the southern side of York, there are a number of laybys for use by road users. By the location and nature of use, the surfacing material in laybys can suffer early deterioration through oil spills from heavy vehicles, deformation from concentrated use by heavy vehicles, and turning stresses as heavy vehicles look to rejoin mainline traffic.
To ensure better long term durability and toughness of the surface in laybys, we laid a special fuel resistance surface material in laybys to ensure a resilient pavement surface with reduced defects. The material we used was faster to lay than a conventional concrete solution ensuring minimal operational delay.
We laid 4,400m2 of this material in a number of laybys. That’s enough material to surface 8 lanes of the athletics track at the University of York.
In addition to providing a better end product for our community of users, the longer expected life of this material provides environmental benefits through a reduced need to quarry and transport raw material, and safety benefits through reduced need for roadworks on this high speed dual carriageway.
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