Miles Macadam’s most recent carbon neutral surfacing scheme was delivered in collaboration with Reading Borough Council. Reading Borough Council’s Carbon Plan for 2020-25, approved in November 2020, aims for an 85% reduction in emissions by 2025 and net zero carbon target by 2030.  Miles Macadam’s ability to deliver a carbon neutral surfacing scheme ensured no Indirect Emissions were attributable to the Authority, supporting this objective.

The scheme involved resurfacing several concrete residential roadways in their maintenance programme with our unique Milepave™ Grouted Macadam system for concrete carriageways. Milepave™ is a reduced carbon surfacing process, using lower mixing temperatures, lower energy resources and a lower bitumen content than conventional products. It is specifically designed to address the issues of current and future concrete joint failure and water ingress, eradicate these problems and ensure long term successful contract performance.

Delivered Programme of Work:

  • 35,695m² of surfacing
  • 3,062 tonnes of 40mm Milepave and 383 tonnes of Binder Course
  • 213 tCO₂e total emissions, including sub-contractors Scope 3 transport

Environmental Saving:

  • Savings of 430 tonnes in aggregates and 60 tonnes in straight run bitumen over conventional materials
  • 129 tCO₂e saving over a conventional hot mix material and a non carbon neutral surfacing contractor (the equivalent of 400,000 car miles)
  • Increased performance and subsequent lower whole life carbon costs

Financial Saving:

  • Designed system to last longer, address specific issues and ensure lower whole life cost

Miles Macadam and Milepave™ offer significant benefits over conventional approaches and through our direct emission reduction, carbon neutral certification and carbon reduction strategy, the scheme is certified as achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions.

We are delighted to have delivered Reading Borough Councils’ first carbon neutral surfacing scheme and to facilitate their commitment to climate change.

Reading Borough Council Carbon Neutral Scheme Certificate