14 June 2021 | Case Study | BY: Milesmacadam Ltd

Nottingham City Bus Stop Scheme

Nottingham City Council recently contracted Miles Macadam to resurface 21 bus stops across the city. Nottingham City has one of the largest bus fleet and associated infrastructure in the UK and this puts enormous pressure on their Highway network. Nottingham is also one of the UK’s leading users of electric buses and claims to have the world’s largest fleet of biogas double-decker buses. Approximately 150 buses an hour utilise the bus stops across the city, and the Council need a heavy-duty surfacing material to resist the rutting and deformation prevalent with conventional materials. Over the past 5 years, the Council have used Hardipave™ to improve longevity and durability of the surfacing products. Nottingham City Council are also aiming to become the UK’s first carbon neutral city by 2028. Miles Macadam were able to aid Nottingham City Council in their commitment to reduce their carbon emissions, by being Carbon Neutral and bringing no indirect emissions to the project, thereby helping to lessen the annual Council volume.

Miles Macadam installed 2000m² of Binder and Hardipave™ to the 21 bus stops across the city. A typical failing associated with bus stops is deformation and rutting caused by the constant flow of heavy traffic. In addition, the continual vibrations from stationary buses can cause conventional materials to weaken and deform. As a response, Hardipave™ is regularly specified and has been utilised nationwide on bus infrastructure projects providing a warranty backed heavy duty fuel resistant solution.

The scheme took 8 days to complete in a rolling programme in busy, awkward sites. As the works were located in the heart of the City, it was only possible to have partial closures in place for the duration of the scheme, in order to keep disruption to a minimum.

Client Testimony

“I would like to begin by sending my thanks to everyone involved with the Hardipave™ scheme around Nottingham City Centre. The lads were very professional and have done an excellent job with the surfacing works in such a confined and busy area of the city. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by ourselves at Nottingham City Council Highways department and the bus companies who have all commented on how much better the bus stops now look and are impressed with how smoothly and efficiently the work was carried out to ensure the programme was completed on time and with minimal disruption. I look forward to hopefully working with you all again in the future on more schemes around the city.”

Lee Welton, Nottingham City Council Highways Department

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