Three weekends of CRCP Carriageway Repairs have come to a close for LMS Highways.

Starting in mid June and running over three consecutive weekends the LMS Highways team have installed over 113m³ of CRCP repairs and 548lm of joint sealing to both the East & Westbound carriageways of the A2, Boughton Bypass.

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Why concrete and not asphalt?

The conversation of which is a better product, concrete vs. asphalt roads has long been a topic for many. There are a few similarities between the two, both are made up of aggregate such as crushed rock and sand, the binder is where they differ. Concrete is cement and water based whereas asphalt is bitumen which is derived from crude oil. Concrete roads are highly durable, long lasting and more environmentally friendly compared to asphalt roads, however, asphalt costs less and is very quick to install.

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LMS Highways frequently receives various questions about our unique industry and technical processes, so we have decided to make a series called ‘You Ask, We Answer’. In this series we will be addressing your frequently asked questions and answering them as honestly and specifically as possible. If you have any questions you are itching to have answered (and are within our capabilities), then please let us know!

What is CRCP?

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LMS Highways deliver various Ironwork replacements throughout Kent as part of a Road Renewal Contract.

Working on behalf of GW Highways for Kent County Council, the LMS Highways team have been part of delivering phase 1 of the road asset renewal contract which consisted of 25 schemes in Kent.

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LMS Highways proves their efficiency and precision in delivering CRCP concrete repairs.

Recently working on behalf of Balvac the LMS Highways team delivered a programme of CRCP repairs to the M60 North and Southbound carriageway. As we work through the list of projects that have been accelerated to be delivered whilst the roads are quieter, this stretch of road had been a nightmare for a long time with high traffic flows, restricted access and some design and build challenges.

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Starting in early February, LMS Highways have been working on behalf of Balvac to deliver a Concrete Maintenance Project located on the M53.

Working between junction 11 – 12 on the M53 LMS Highway were instructed to remove old, damaged sections of concrete carriageway and prepare the subbase in preparation for the road to receive asphalt reinstatement. Along with this, partial depth concrete repairs and further life extension repairs such as thin bond and joint repairs were provided.

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LMS Highways have grown and developed from a regional road marking subcontractor to a national supplier of specialist highways maintenance projects including high early strength concrete repair works and associated civil engineering projects.

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At LMS Highways we proudly offer a variety of Highway repair services across the UK, most frequently delivering concrete repairs, specialist surfacing and various line marking. Recently we’ve experienced an increasing demand for ironwork repairs.

Over the past few months our crews have been delivering urgent ironwork repairs along main trunk roads throughout the UK. Working overnight within a road or lane closure the team will remove, re-bed and reinstall the ironwork using a specialist mastic material which is designed to withstand heavy trafficking and provide a long service life.

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The LMS crews recently visited Tiverton, Devon to deliver a variety of line marking throughout the beautiful grounds of Blundells Boarding School.

While pupils are on summer holidays schools are using this time to give their grounds some much needed TLC, whether this be play grounds, car parks or access roads. Blundells School required various markings including parking bays with lettering, pedestrian walkways and speed roundels.

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