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Aggregate Industries completes road improvement project in record time

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Aggregate Industries has credited its meticulously planned approach with the completion of a major road improvement scheme ahead of time.

Located in Leeds, immediately off junction 44 of the M1, the A639 from Leeds Road to Pontefract Road services the motorway slip road and various local distribution centres, including Royal Mail.

Requiring extensive planning and adjustments, including the replacement of ironwork and kerbs, it was necessary that the project was completed quickly. Minimum disruption to nearby businesses and travelling public was key.

Three months before the commencement of work onsite, Aggregate Industries’ Contracting Team developed a phased, 24 hour working programme. This plan ensured that access would be maintained to all the affected businesses throughout the duration of the work.

In its 24 hour approach, no time was lost between shift changeovers. The company laid 5885 t of asphalt and 7500 m2 of geotextile in one weekend. On the Saturday night alone, the company recorded 3872 t of asphalt in 18 hours. There was an average of 215 tph during this period.

The project was completed ahead of schedule, delivered in 54 hours, compared to the 58.5 hours that was originally planned.

“To plane out Friday night and inlay 5855 t of asphalt by Sunday evening is simply unprecedented and we are incredibly proud of what we achieved on this project,” said Paddy Murphy, Managing Director of Contracting Services at Aggregate Industries. “As we look to the future of our industry, the onus on optimising efficiencies and alleviating disruption to the public and local businesses will only become greater. We are confident that our meticulous planning and highly-skilled staff will have no problem achieving this.”

Aggregate Industries is at the frontline of the construction and infrastructure industries, producing and supplying an array of construction materials. These include aggregates, asphalt, ready mix concrete, and precast concrete products.

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