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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Our joint repair crew recently spent three nights delivering several full depth bridge joint repairs to a carriageway in Plymouth, Devon.

Asphaltic Plug Joints (APS’) are the refurbishment of existing bridge joints. This type of repair includes the resurfacing and replacement for failed joints either like for like or by replacing with a Nosing Joint, which for a small price increase gives a greater lifespan and requires less maintenance. Read more

We can’t believe this was three years ago already! Seems only yesterday we were on the A120 delivering rapid concrete bay replacements.

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Throughout the lockdown, LMS Highways crews have continued to deliver essential works to keep the countries roads and infrastructure fit for purpose. Repairing failing manhole covers is one example of the key services that LMS Highways provides.

Manholes and gullies are often the weak point in a carriageway or trunk road and with the UK’s ever greater traffic flows some ironworks are being subject to loads which they were often not designed to cope with or they have simply reached the end of their lifespan.

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