This paper outlines the consultation, design and construction methods used to enhance the surfaces of the neath town centre streets. It was impractical to completely pedestrianize the main shopping area. Instead, a probition of driving order was applied between 10.30-17.00, Monday to Saturday, enforced only by signing. The streets under consideration varied in width between 7.1-12.2 m measured to back footpath. A herringbone pavement design pattern of single size clay blocks in 3 different colours was chosen to counter the narrow appearance and to give the whole area the appearance of the period in which most of the buildings had been built (the turn of the century). The period theme was extended to the street furniture, which was all black cast iron. A notional delineation between the former carriageways and footways was achieved by positioning cast iron bollards at 10 m intervals along the line of the former kerb. For the most part the existing surface was overlain directly by the block paving. However filling and scarifying operations were necessary in places to avoid sudden changes in gradient, and details of the cross section of such areas is provided, as are details of the drainage gullies selected. Special care in design was taken to account for obstructions such as manhole covers and below ground statutory undertakers apparatus. Brief details of the construction method used are also provided.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, K
  • Publication Date: 1989-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 251-8
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0263-788X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00497986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM