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Runway success

The world's busiest single commercial runway at Gatwick Airport has been resurfaced by Lafarge Redland Aggregates' specialist contracting division, who worked on the œ15 million scheme as part of the Pavement Team - a partnership involving BAA, Amec and Lafarge.

With all surfacing work taking place at night, and with just a 31/2h 'window' for laying operations, Lafarge's dedicated on-site coating plant supplied 40,000 tonnes of tailor-made 14mm Marshall asphalt for the runway and a further 40,000 tonnes of dense macadam for the runway's shoulders.

The company also repaired 16,000m of longitudinal joints and reflective cracking, and more than 100 transverse expansion joints. The project was instrumental in helping Lafarge to win the top award in the Contract Surfacing category of the QPA's annual Health and Safety Awards.

 

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