The process of repaving as an alternative to conventional resurfacing has gained UK acceptance leading to a motorway trial on the M1 during 1979. Following trials, improvements in operational techniques and reliability have been developed although aspects such as relative cost and riding quality are the cause of justified scepticism. As repaving by reusing at least part of the existing wearing course reduces the need for new materials, the process offers a means of saving aggregates and imported hydrocarbon material. Another saving is in the minimisation of traffic disruption. Although it has been the practice to apply a 20 mm new layer, trials have indicated that in most cases a 15 mm layer will suffice so giving a cost reduction. Both repavers available in the UK, the colas and the wirtgen are now able to produce satisfactory riding qualities on hot rolled asphalt pavements. (TRRL)

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    Morgan-Grampian (Professional Press) Limited

    Morgan-Grampian House, Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Servas, V
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

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  • Accession Number: 00316934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM