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Road surfacing fit for a queen
Eurovia Surfacing recently completed resurfacing works on the prestigious Thames Street in the English city of Windsor – home to the UK royal family’s Windsor Castle. Thames Street runs up the side of the castle to the main gate.
Resurfacing was carried out as part of the annual programme of work that Eurovia Surfacing undertakes on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Eurovia Surfacing secured the contract in 2013, re-won it in 2014 and successfully renegotiated the retention of the contract for 2015 and 2016.
Works include planing the road surface and replacing it with 45mm of a 14mm thin surface course system over 1800m². This had to be delivered in two halves, starting at the lower end on the first day and completing the top half up to the castle entrance on the second day.
Windsor is very popular with tourists and Christmas shoppers during December which made the works slightly more challenging for the teams involved but all went successfully.