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13/10/2023 News

Winter road maintenance strategies to protect against cold, wet conditions: TotalEnergies features in New Civil Engineer

TotalEnergies has been featured in the October 2023 issue of New Civil Engineer, discussing winter road maintenance and the importance of anticipating issues ahead of colder weather.

Drawing on TotalEnergies’ own portfolio of market leading bitumen products,  Richard Ashton, Market Development Manager for Bitumen, explores the importance of incorporating premium polymer modified bitumen (PMB).

When it comes to winter road maintenance, forward planning is key. At any time of year, water ingress is generally the biggest threat to road integrity but the ‘freeze-thaw’ cycle of winter exacerbates the threat.

The best time to start addressing winter maintenance on existing roads is in the summer, anticipating potential issues before they develop, and spotting and fixing emerging problems before the cold, wet weather sets in. It is also vital to consider ways to ‘winter-proof’ new roads through innovative materials.

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