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Operation Resilience: investing in Hampshire's roads

Road resurfacing: dates and locations

Updated 17 July 2014

Basingstoke and Deane

Eastleigh

East Hants

Fareham

Gosport

Hart

Havant

New Forest

Rushmoor

Test Valley

Winchester

About Operation Resilience

Operation Resilience continues to make more of Hampshire’s roads resilient to the effects of extreme weather and increasingly heavy traffic as part of a long term strategy to ‘future-proof’ the network.

Good roads are a vital part of Hampshire’s infrastructure and essential for the county’s economic progress and future prosperity. Operation Resilience is an investment in Hampshire’s roads for the long term, and marks a significant shift away from reactive to planned maintenance. This is a much better way to maintain roads for the future as the work lasts longer and is more cost effective.

Comments from Hampshire residents

Facts and figures

April 2012 to March 2013

Resurfacing work carried out on:

April 2011 to March 2012

Resurfacing work carried out on:

Private Sector Partners

Amey

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.

Lafarge Tarmac

Lafarge Tarmac Contracting (LTC) is the UK's leading supplier of highway contracting services and are supported by the largest construction materials business in the country. LTC have highly trained and experienced teams that deliver an integrated service to meet the needs of their customers in this challenging and ever changing environment. For more information, please visit the Lafarge Tarmac website.

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Technical terms explained

Jetpatcher

High speed patching machine which can fix numerous defects, Bitumen emulsion bond-coat is forced deep into cracks, crevices and potholes to improve the adhesion. Bitumen emulsion and an appropriate aggregate are mixed, then immediately compacted into the void using high velocity. The result is a level, sealed repair that quickly blends into the existing surface. The repair is completed within a few minutes and is immediately ready for traffic.

Hardipave

an alternative to bituminous surfaces, being a hybrid between asphalt and concrete with good resistance to wear and loading where traffic travels at low speed, suited to areas such as roundabouts and bus lanes.

Surface dressing

Spraying the road with bitumen and applying a thin layer of stone chippings is a cost effective and sustainable way to ensure roads stay in good condition. Although the chippings are rolled, allowing traffic on the road immediately after treatment helps 'bed in' the chips. Loose chippings are swept from the carriageway within 24 hours and again after three days and seven days. However, drivers should take care and keep to the reduced speed limits as some loose chippings will still be on the road until swept up.

Micro asphalt

Bitumen emulsion and aggregate slurry which is laid cold by a specialised machine. This seals the surface and improves skid resistance. The finished surface has low noise characteristics and good ride qualities -  the efficient process reduces time on site and causing minimum disruption to residents.

Finagrip

A multi-layered cold applied thin surfacing system.  Based on surface dressing principals with no loose aggregate on completion, this seals the surface and improves skid resistance.

Finatex

A double-layered HAPAS (Highways Authorities Product Approval Scheme) approved cold applied thin surfacing system. Based on surface dressing principals this seals the surface and improves skid resistance.

Band Sealing

The overbanding of cracks in the road surface using a bitumen material to seal the cracks to prevent  water getting in.

Concrete Joint repair

the repair of joints involving routing out  the top surface and resealing with a flexible, waterproof material that protects the joint and prevents water getting in.

 

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