Highway drain lining drives up safety
08 February 2019
Drain lining technology from Lanes Group is being used to rehabilitate highway drains while helping hard-pressed maintenance budgets stretch further.
Highway chiefs are switching from excavating and replacing defective drains to lining them because the no-dig approach is proving safer and less costly.
Effective maintenance of roadside drainage is a key priority for highway authorities to reduce the risk of flash flooding which can contribute to accidents and traffic disruption.
Working with one highway authority in South West England, Lanes Group’s sewer rehabilitation and lining division has completed schemes to line defective drains at four different locations.
Partnership working, with Lanes teams scoping high-risk sections of roads, allowing the highway authority to make informed choices on maintenance approaches, has been key.
Lanes combined lining with the use of advanced remote access cutting technology to remove tree roots which had infested the drains, preventing the free-flow of water.