Introducing....our new road resurfacing machine!
A lot of road resurfacing works took place over the summer when Bucks roads tend to be at their quietest - and this year we've had a new innovation at our disposal!
The Etnyre Chipper Spreader is being used for the surface dressing programme this year. It has the capability to spread the road treatment across a bigger carriageway width - up to 6.1m which is a 30% increase on the maximum width previously possible.
The Etnyre Chipper Spreader’s advanced on-board computer manages the rate of spread of the chippings to improve how much material is used. The speed of the surface dressing process can also be varied, improving efficiency on roads where the machine can be fully extended.
In Buckinghamshire this means that some of the more minor roads can be treated in one pass, minimising or even eliminating joints, which reduces road closure time and improves the effectiveness of treatment.
Eurovia Specialist Treatments (EST), the contractor responsible for the surface-dressing programme, has just two crews in the country that use these machines and Transport for Buckinghamshire is delighted to be using this innovative technique on all 27 of its surface-dressing sites.