Loved reading the below this morning.
The big questions are, can this method be quickly introduced across the board and how much could this save the Highways Agency and ultimately the government?
Highways England has said a new resurfacing method has seen four times more road surface being laid in one night than an average shift, breaking an internal record. The new tactic involves getting the preparation work for the total section of road finished in one night, then resurfacing work is completed the next night rather than stretching the project out into smaller sections over more days. An average of 163.7 tonnes of road surface was laid every hour A total of 13,200 square metres of tarmac was laid in one night – the equivalent of 2 rugby pitches. As part of a trial last month, a single crew from contractors Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald laid over 1,100 tonnes of road surface on a 2 mile stretch of the M6.