The use of RoadMender and the propriety reinstatement material, will help in the reduction of road congestion, reduce pollution with fewer vehicle movements, whilst improving the quality of reinstatement and thus reducing the volume and cost of reinstatement failures.
The project aims to demonstrate alternative reinstatement technique to the traditional method so as to reduce process cycle time, waste and cost, whilst improving quality of reinstatement and customer satisfaction, within the three UK Power Networks DNO areas. The project will:
The project will trial the use of emerging technology and materials for producing all types of asphalt locally at the work site in the required volume and mix for the job in hand, along with the durability of the mixed material to comply with the Specification for Reinstatements of Openings in Highways (SROH).
The main activities will be:
This project supports the core of UK Power Networks Innovation Strategy, looking at improving fault performance by ensuring that we can complete work associated with fault repair as quickly and efficiently as possible. It fits within the “Develop commercial solutions and products” innovation capability theme that provides benefits to many areas of work on our HV and LV underground networks. The project also supports the following areas of UK Power Network’s vision:
The main learning that will be shared with other DNOs and ground works contractors is expected to include: