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Cemex completes Woodhouse Tunnel phase 1

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When Cemex Paving Solutions North secured a contract from Carillion and Leeds City Council to plane and resurface through the A58 Woodhouse Tunnel in Leeds, the job required some careful planning and collaboration to deliver the scheme safely and on time for the customer.

Phase 1 of the scheme required 5500m2 of existing surface of reinforced concrete to be planed out. The existing concrete base was then inspected and repaired before a Glass Grid Asphalt Reinforcement could then be installed and the carriageway could be resurfaced with 40mm of 35/14 HRA Surf PMB with 65 PSV chippings.

All this had to be carried out under a weekend closure of the EB tunnel that has 4.8m high height restriction, and where it was not possible to tip conventional wagons - walking floor trucks had to be employed.

Matt Crowder, Business Manager, commented: “I would like to thank Ronnie Simpson and the Logistics Team for procuring the walking floor trucks, Martin Ashfield and Andy Watkinson for technical support, the Team at Selby Coating Plant for producing the asphalt, Grimsby local Plant for the PCC and the whole Paving Solutions Team for the hard work and effort they put in over the weekend.”

Edited from source by Joseph Green. Source: Cemex UK

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