No dig drainage technology keeps traffic flowing in Berkshire

Trenchless drain rehabilitation technology is helping to keep traffic flowing along vital commuter routes in a busy Berkshire town while the road system is being improved.

Two major no dig drain reline projects have been completed in Bracknell as part of a programme of works to ensure highway drainage systems are fit for purpose.

The Lanes Group team, based at Eastleigh in Hampshire, has been working closely with highway services provider Ringway, which manages the road network on behalf of Bracknell Forest Council.

Among projects completed have been the relining of two 900mm diameter sections of highway culvert. Ultraviolet (UV) lining technology has been used to rehabilitate a total of 60m of pipe.

Ringway contracts manager Linda Gray said: “Lanes has been making an important contribution to our highways maintenance and improvement programme.

“The no dig pipe rehabilitation techniques they can deploy have proved very useful in allowing us to minimise disruption along very busy roads while work is underway. Without it, we would have been facing major traffic problems.”

Both UV pipe relining projects were carried out on Nine Mile Ride, a road that forms a southern bypass for Bracknell, and is particularly important as a commuter route around the town.

Lanes Group has been one of the pioneers in the UK of UV lining technology, because of its major benefits, which include speed of deployment, enhanced safety and sustainability.

Keith Oldbury from Lanes said: “Our aim is always to be able to deliver the best drainage technologies for achieving excellent results more quickly, more safely and with less disruption to clients and the wider public.”

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