Central Bedfordshire Council resurfacing

To improve the quality of roads across Central Bedfordshire, VolkerHighways delivered a three-week resurfacing scheme to complete seven individual schemes across the county. The resurfacing works were required due to the existing surface being beyond the point of repair, requiring a full plane and inlay surfacing solution to be undertaken.

What we did

The project included resurfacing a total of 17,000m2 across the authority’s highway network, across seven locations, including Potton Road, Wrestlingworth, Woburn Road (A507) Lidlington and Norton Road, Stotfold. The team removed the existing surface to an average depth of 45mm and replaced the surface by laying HRS 35/14 with pre-coated chips. 

The scheme was completed during night closures to minimise disruption for road users.

Project successes

The team worked closely with the council to offer the best value for money. This included accelerating the programme by increasing outputs to complete more works in a shift and undertaking joint site inspections with the council to re-evaluate the amount of iron work that needed relaying. This provided cost savings and enabled the programme to be delivered more quickly than planned.

Once the original programme was completed, an additional scheme along Queen Street, Stotfold, was awarded to the business.

"VolkerHighways were great to work with, with delivery being earlier than expected and below the cost, which added value to the workstream. Communication was very good, with any queries and issues being resolved quickly and regular meetings held to provide clarification on relevant matters. The quality of work and set up on site was also very good, with VolkerHighways being proactive, providing advice for additional roads to be considered in the future, which was welcomed by the council. VolkerHighways’ in-house traffic management arrangement proved to be beneficial with good synchronisation."

Mohamed Gulamhussein Project Manager for Central Bedfordshire Council