Best Practice

LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2004
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: Tarmac Central
SUB ACTIVITY: On-highway COMPANY LOCATION: Bestwood, Nottinghamshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP34 COMPANY TEL: 01777 703891
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Traffic management system
ARTICLE
Bestwood, to the north of Nottingham, was a pilot for Tarmac Central in a drive to improve traffic management and pedestrian safety. A review highlighted a general problem with a poorly positioned single weighbridge, which made a one-way traffic system impracticable.

The answer lay in relocation of the weighbridge onto a newly-surfaced road, together with installation of a
second weighbridge: one handles incoming traffic and the other outgoing. Both are controlled from one
office, are at a height that avoids drivers leaving their cabs, and afford the weighbridge clerk a good view
of proceedings. The quarry road has been asphalted and a special area provided for sheeting with platform and roller device to facilitate the process. A defined visitors car park and segregated pedestrian walkways with lighting and crossing points complete the new layout.
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