Miles Macadam recently completed a scheme installing 3,500m² of Hardipave™ on the A35 Somerford Roundabout in Christchurch. It was our first time working with BCP council and the scheme was slightly more unusual than others we have completed. This is an incredibly busy gateway roundabout that connects two dual carriageways and countless restaurants and businesses. The scheme was planned in three weeks due to the announcement of a lockdown. This meant there was a reduction in the volume of traffic, making it possible to resurface the otherwise heavily trafficked failing road.

Hardipave™ is a BBA / HAPAS certificated Grouted Macadam surface course which has been designed to withstand concentrated traffic volume and loadings and fuel / leachate contamination, ideal for use on roundabouts. Hardipave consists of a design mix open graded receiving course with a controlled void content, which is reinforced with a resin cementitious grout.  A major benefit of this product is a short curing period, allowing fast track installation and re-opening of the surface for industrial and public use with minimal inconvenience.

This scheme was completed in two phases over a 5-day period. Works were finished on time and with the guarantee of quality and assurance that the site will have a long-lasting surface for years to come.