Preventative Maintenance – A stitch in time for sandwell
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Kiely were commissioned by Sandwell Council to roll out our innovative KIELYlock surface treatment on a number of arterial routes across the borough. One example is The Black Country New Road where, over two successive seasons, we’ve successfully treated almost the entire route to keep local towns connected.

Prior to treatment works, we delivered a successful package of essential patching and joint repairs to ensure the surface was in prime condition for the surface treatment. This approach saw the whole process – from prep to surface treatment and lining – completed as a single package of works. We also provided the council with an effective and efficient programme of preventative maintenance works that enables them to keep key travel partners and services informed of all works around the borough, and any unavoidable disruptions associated with maintenance works to a complete minimum.

This innovative process has enabled the council to treat more for less and seen us handed a vast amount of their network, catching it before more costly reconstruction works were necessary and at a time when budgets were strained. The process has also helped with overall carbon footprint goals.

“Having utilised the KIELYlock process on both unclassified and classified roads, it is clear to see the benefits the process offers, from treating estate roads to high-speed dual carriageways.

A 14/6 double dressing was utilised across our classified locations and provided confidence that old HRA and high-volume traffic routes can be treated successfully and with ease, helping to contribute to our goals of maintaining and prolonging the life of our network in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
Public perception has also been notably improved upon, particularly following the second stage of the process which ‘locks’ the new surface into place.

Having gone through a prolonged deep cold spell over the winter, the threat of any post-treatment chipping loss has been totally eliminated. This certainly reinforces the thinking that KIELYlock is a surface treatment fit for the future.”

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