Hounslow Highways’ anti-skid schemes improve road safety

28 Aug
2014

Hounslow Highways recently completed a large investment programme of anti-skid works to make roads safer across the borough.

Road surfaces need to have good grip to ensure road users can stop quickly in any weather conditions. This is even more important close to pedestrian crossings, at key junctions and near traffic lights. In these areas, it is good practice to have special surfacing material installed that helps to further reduce stopping distances.

To date, Hounslow Highways has installed the anti-skid material in over 45 sites across the borough.

This is in line with the strategy of delivering better streets and most importantly, safer streets. The new surfacing has a very strong skid resistant stone in it and is fixed in place by high strength resin adhesives, giving the surface not only great skid reduction, but also a longer life.

Hounslow Highways Service Director Rob Gillespie said: “It is hugely important to address safety issues on our roads and to include these in the plan for highways maintenance. On the Highways contract in Hounslow we are able to direct the right amount of investment at this important area in a way that has good quality and good durability.”

As the investment period for the highways in Hounslow continues over the next three years, further enhancements and improvements will be brought to the streetsand wider ‘street scene’ environment.


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