More roads fixed as Operation Resilience invests in Hampshire's future
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Around 350 separate sites on roads and pavements throughout Hampshire are being targeted as part of the County Council's 'Operation Resilience' programme.
Designed to improve the ability of roads to cope with the effects of extreme weather and increasingly heavy traffic, Operation Resilience recognises the importance of the network for Hampshire's economy. Work is being focused on areas where strengthening and 'weather-proofing' the roads has the most benefit and provides best value for money.
Resurfacing 192 stretches of road covering 52 miles
Moving into the second year, this year's Operation Resilience programme includes resurfacing 192 stretches of road covering 52 miles, together with drainage work at 93 sites. Improvements will also be carried out to pavements at 65 sites totalling 15 miles.
Using a range of materials and innovative approaches
Structural work on drainage systems increases their ability to remove surface water from the roads. This helps to prevent water seeping in and freezing to create potholes. Using a range of materials and innovative approaches, the work includes band and concrete joint repairs as well as jetpatching, mostly used in rural locations for high speed, one-stop treatments.
Operation Resilience is run by a team from Hampshire County Council, Amey and Tarmac. For up to date details of the programme and how it will affect roads near you, please go to Operation Resilience.
Amey is Hampshire County Council's term highways maintenance partner and one of the UK's leading public services providers, looking after a range of services such as road and bridge design, waste, congestion management, rail track improvement and street lighting. With around 11,000 people working for the organisation, Amey manages vital infrastructure and business services across the UK.
Tarmac National Contracting (TNC) is the UK's leading road maintenance and highways services company. With a nationwide presence, TNC provides a range of services to local and national road authorities and their contractors including surfacing and maintenance, traffic management, winter services, lighting and grass cutting. A strong heritage and unrivalled technical expertise enables TNC to supply a range of high quality, sustainable products to its customers. TNC is part of Tarmac, the UK's foremost quarrying company and supplier of construction materials, which is market leader for aggregates, concrete, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete.