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Repairs to Damaged Cycle Paths 18/19

MK Highways has identified sections of 'Redway' cycle paths that have suffered surface damage following the severe winter of 2018. We have used Department for Transport funding to address the problem with a new innovative solution !

The severe winter of 2017/18 and then the very hot summer of 2018 affected a number of sections of our segregated cycle network causing the deterioration of the surface leaving it uneven and open to further damage. We have used a new solution to address this problem. We have used microasphalt on footways before but this material traditionally only comes in black !

We undertook a series of trials colouring the black material with red pigments in order to match the colour of Milton Keynes redways, these trials also needed to establish that adding the pigment would not have a negative affect on the performance of the material and that it would be sustainable and last as long as normal asphalts.

These trials were successful and we have carried out treatment on 10,000 square metres of redway that is on our 'Super Cycleway' network and is also part of the 'National Cycle Network - Route 51'.


  • Extended life of cycleways by up to 15 years
  • Reduces maintenance costs
  • Reduced disruption to public
  • Helping prevent potholes forming
  • Treated 70% more area compared to conventional methods
  • 0% waste
  • This treatment can now be used across the entire cycleway network maximising budgets to help improve this asset

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