Skid resistant retexturing reduces accidents
First publishedin World Highways
Following a programme of road surface retexturing at five sites to improve skidresistance, Aberdeenshire Council in Scotland has seen a 100% reduction in crashes and loss of control incidents since the treatment.
Retexturing specialist Klaruw carried out the work, totalling around 18,000m², using its KlaruwTex190 (K190) all-weather, controlled bush hammering machine. According to Klaruw, by eliminating crash incidents and their ensuing costs, the treatment has also yielded a 2,500% economic rate of return (ERR). Prior to treatment, 34 accidents had been recorded across the five sites in 2009. The K190 process creates small cuts in exposed, polished aggregate using 336 independent computer-controlled treatment tips, regenerating surface texture.