This important Trans-Pennine route from the M1 to Manchester, was in need of resurfacing. It carried high traffic volumes and mix of road users from HGV’s and caravan owners to cyclists. Using ULTIGRIP enabled a significant reduction in programme time and reduced closures for road users. It is also is expected to deliver significant savings in whole life cost.
The ultimate durable skid resisting asphalt
Designed to improve road safety and reduce the risk of accidents, ULTIGRIP provides a coloured, textured finish that improves visibility and skid resistance in high risk locations where the client requirement rules out conventional asphalt.
ULTIGRIP is BBA HAPAS certified as a Clause 942 thin surface course.
Ultimate skid resistance
Testing carried out for Tarmac has demonstrated that ULTIGRIP provides superior SCRIM performance to conventional asphalts and comparable skid resistance to typical high friction surfacings.
ULTIGRIP is available to provide a grey coloured visual finish, however it can also be supplied
in a buff colour where a more distinctive appearance is required.
Bauxite aggregate and a durable clear binder combine to give a tough, textured finish and long term skid resistance, even on heavily trafficked sites.
Can be laid quickly in a single pass, reducing costs and minimising disruption to road users.
No issues with regard to delamination at any time, as the 40mm layer acts as one homogenous structure, thereby reducing the risk of accidents and costly legal claims.
Reduced Whole Life Costs
Lower ‘whole life cost’ compared to conventional high skid resisting surfacing techniques when
considering typical product lifespans and actual construction costs. ULTIGRIP can also be reliably installed all year round, thereby eliminating potential aborted work costs which can be incurred when dealing with thin applied treatments.
ULTIGRIP is available for installation by our own expert Contracting division, or by selected approved external contractors who evaluate each site to make sure our clients get the right solution and then deliver it to the highest industry standards.
- Urban roads
- Rural roads
This single carriageway on the route between Nottingham and Grantham was scheduled for resurfacing in January 2018. One section that included hazardous ‘S’ bends, was a well known accident black-spot. After concerns over poor weather affecting the installation of HFS, ULTIGRIP was chosen as an alternative. ULTIGRIP avoids the common delamination problems associated with HFS. This means it typically lasts much longer, has lower maintenance requirements and offers lower whole life costs.
The existing high friction surfacing on this busy slip road had deteriorated, raising concerns over driver safety. Using ULTIGRIP allowed the client to improve road texture, enhancing safety on this high risk section of road. Work was completed in a single night shift and reopened the following day meaning minimal disruption for local road users.