This is project was on paper a simple surfacing job to repair the worn and cracked existing carriageway. It is these types of projects where Kenson Contactors excels, however as with any project there are always small problems that need to be identified and overcome. Cranbrook Road is a highly trafficked road with heavy public transport use. Attempting to complete the works during the day with Traffic Management (2 way lights) or a Road/Lane Closures was not a viable option. It was agreed the most efficient and cost effective method to plane and surface the road would be during the night between 20:00 and 05:00.
Our client for this project was the London Borough of Redbridge, issued an order for 40mm to be planned off Cranbrook Road and replaced. Our client had previously spent significant portions of their budget from other sources Reactive and Preventative contracts patching the road. Our client finally came to the decision that a more economical and long term solution was needed to repair the degrading carriageway.
With the works containing several bus stops we contacted London Busses and issued them a bulletin for their drivers.
The only issues that occurred where minor. We had a night of bad weather that meant now works could progress and the London Buses kept attempting to stop in closed bus stops to let passengers off. The weather unfortunately caused a nights delay, however to deal with the London buses we contacted our client, LBR, and the London buses and their drivers to remind the not stop in closed bus stops in and around our works. To further insure no more delays we also installed a Traffic Marshall at the bus stops to usher forward the busses if they attempted to stop.
A planer was used due to the large area that was required to be surfaced. We followed this up with our Efficient Dynapac Paver to provide for a smoother finish more level finish. The paver is ideal for dealing with the larger areas. To ensure correct compaction we used 120 rollers and 160 rollers were used that also ensure the density of the material. Finally we used a JCB 3 CX Compact Rear-Breaker to break out around iron work and joints; this machine also provides that added benefit of alleviating any risks associated to Hand Arm Vibrations (HAVS).