Project: Refurbishing of access road to Lagafater Lodge
Description of works: The site presented various challenges to the contractor. The road had been constructed originally over deep peat and surfaced approximately 50mm in depth, this being about 40 years previously.
The surface had deteriorated with extensive areas completely devoid of coated material. The surface could not be planed off or even swept with mechanical sweeper, as the strength was essential to allow traffic to carry out the works.
It was decided that the new surfacing would be laid directly over the existing surface. Straightening of the carriageway was carried out by adding crusher run to the inside of the bends and adjacent to any work areas. Turning areas were also made from existing borrow pits.
No HGV were allowed on site, as all new materials were tipped at the farm road end approximately 1 mile from the Lodge, thereafter reloaded and transported to spreader of 5/6 tonnes at a time.
The new surface gives a very robust surface which will only be allowed to convey light traffic.