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In the hustle and bustle of a modern urban environment, effective paving solutions help keep large communities safely on the move.
Surfaces within cities, towns and villages include cycle and bus lanes, pedestrian and recreational areas, heritage spaces and of course roads. All need to withstand the rigours of modern-day urban life, including increasingly heavy traffic flows.
Shell Bitumen's extensive product portfolio provide innovative solutions to the challenges of urban roads.
The demands placed on our urban roads are tough:
- Intense traffic flows;
- Increasing static loads due to traffic congestion and at junctions;
- Variable speeds and uses;
- Changeable climate conditions that can cause cracking, rutting and skidding; and
- Air and noise pollution.
For town planners and highway maintenance engineers, there are additional challenges:
- Balancing aesthetic appeal with a durable solution; providing pavements that are sympathetic to the local environment, for example heritage sites;
- Minimizing disruption and road closures for surfacing or resurfacing and maintenance works; and
- Ensuring a competitive life-time maintenance cost.
Our solutions are designed to meet the needs of busy urban areas and to provide durable,
innovative and long-life solutions which are both quick to lay and to cool.
We also offer the flexibility to adapt the look and feel of the road to the local environment;
by adding a splash of colour it is possible manage traffic flow more effectively through the creation of bus and cycle lanes, helping to enhance road safety and bring towns and cities to life.
Shell Bitumen has created an extensive product portfolio to bring fast setting solutions to road surfacing contractors across the globe.
Given the heavy volumes of traffic in urban areas, we work hard to ensure that the disruption caused by road maintenance is kept to a minimum;
by increasing the durability of our products, future maintenance needs are reduced; by improving the workability of our products, we can help to shorten your paving window.
Urban roads have a wide variety of uses and our technical teams are experienced in creating solutions that fit individual pavement needs.
Recycling road pavements involves removing and re-using the surface course in a new asphalt mixture to repair or resurface an existing road, reducing the amount of new aggregate required.