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Tackling Potholes - Crack sealing of road joints 20/21

MK Highways has utilised anti skid overbanding to seal open joints in the existing road surface to stop deterioration and formation of potholes in the future.

MK Highways is utilising bituminous resin technology through its highways service provider Ringway to help prevent potholes on our road network.

This is a hot applied technique suitable for use on all roads using a resin based bituminous material containing high skid resistant granules, which is placed into the open crack/joint in the road surface. Once cooled the material provides a sealed 'strip' over the open joint/crack that will arrest the deterioration of the defect whilst providing a skid resistant surface for traffic.

The resulting repair is very robust and has the following benefits ;

  • No waste generated.
  • No excavation so no damage caused to the lower layers.
  • Fast installation so minimal disruption to road users - reduced traffic management costs.
  • Can receive traffic immediately.
  • A suitable repair on a strip type defect on the joint only
  • Higher daily outputs
  • Works during colder winter months reacting to potholes as they form along construction joints in the road surface.
  • Does not leave a joint which is a point of weakness and deterioration for weathering


MK Highways will undertake this work during Aurumn 2020

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MK receives £2.796 million Pothole Fund/Challenge Fund grant from DfT

Milton Keynes has been awarded £2.796 m grant by the Department for Transport who has identified that the funding should be directed towards repairing damaged roads, tackling potholes and repairs to bridges/structures.

MK Highways recovers over £500,000 in damage costs to highway assets

MK Highways has taken a pro-active step towards recovering damage to our assets caused by drivers on our roads.


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