Trakway Access Road

Traditionally on school projects, to maintain segregation of access between ourselves and the school, we often cross the playing field, installing a stone track to do so.

Access via the field was required at a school in the Forest of Dean, taking a route to the rear of and around the sports hall to access the works. The route was 200m long and to stone up involved removing over 900m3 of muck away and installing 1490 tonnes of stone!

The school is fairly remote and so not only would the 75 deliveries of stone cause issues on the surrounding roads, removing it would also be costly and time consuming.

We investigated the use of trakway, traditionally used for short term access and were able to negotiate with the supplier to use it on a long term hire as an alternative to the stone haul road. It was installed in 6 deliveries, over the course of a week and has provided a clean, safe and easy to maintain working area. We have also significantly reduced the spread of muck when crossing the playground.

Going forward, we are now implementing the use of trakway on a number of sites.

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