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Tarmac supports Road Heroes Day

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On 6 September, Tarmac supported Road Heroes Day, a national campaign to celebrate the unsung heroes of the UK’s roads. The campaign highlights the pioneering work and innovation taking place across the wider highways industry.

Coordinated by the Department for Transport, the campaign marks an opportunity for road maintenance, contracting, and construction businesses, highways agencies, local councils, and the general public to collectively raise awareness about the inspiring people who work tirelessly to build, operate, and maintain the nation’s road networks, both during the day and through the night.

The day also celebrates some of the industry’s cutting-edge technical innovation and best practice examples that are helping to boost efficiency, improve safety, minimise disruption, and reduce the impact of roads on the environment.

Tarmac has recently pioneered a number of new technologies, including becoming the first company in the UK to develop an asphalt using granulated rubber capable of recycling end-of-life tyres into roads. A new road surface using the product is currently being trialled on the M1 motorway by Highways England.

The company has also rolled out management software across its highways projects, which uses GPS technology to plan and programme projects in detail. This also provides live updates throughout each working shift, supporting real time decision-making through a comprehensive supply of data.

“Road Heroes Day represents a timely opportunity to appreciate the invaluable work that so often goes unrecognised in building and maintaining our nation’s traditions,” said Paul Fleetham, Managing Director for Construction at Tarmac. “Undoubtedly the highways industry’s best asset is the strength in depth, skill, and expertise of its workforce and it is only right that we should celebrate all those people dedicated to keeping our communities connected and our economy moving. Across Tarmac, we are proud to be able to always combine the technical capability of our expert team with ground-breaking innovations to continually deliver outstanding results for our customers and road users.”

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