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LOCATION: Transport ARTICLE YEAR 2003
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: Tarmac Northern
SUB ACTIVITY: On-highway COMPANY LOCATION: Coxhoe Quarry, County Durham
BEST PRACTICE No: BP39 COMPANY TEL: 0191 3770611
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Traffic management upgrades
ARTICLE
Coxhoe Quarry has taken strides in three key areas over recent years:

External quarry traffic & a new entrance road is now
well established. The previous road has been
upgraded to a bridleway, interlinking with a local
village network of bridleways.

Internal quarry traffic to reduce vehicle movements:
all stock shovels now operate with digital bucket
weighers, which have been linked in with a numerical
stockpile system, the main stock grounds have been
reduced in size and a haulier safety policy has been
introduced, through which the traffic route
programme has been trialled.

In addition, quarry vehicles are fitted with safety
systems, such as Vehicle Motion Sensors (VMS) and, in order to ensure that seat belts are in operation, indicator lights have been fitted to windscreens. The main haul road access has been reduced from a five-bench system to four, to allow for new haul road ramps. Consultation with staff was vital, as was the use of 3d modelling to forecast effect of the planned changes.

Parking facilities & parking areas are now centralised and sectionalised into key areas, all of which operate
a 'reverse-in' policy.
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Traffic management upgrades


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