From December 2013 to February 2014, Roadgrip’s global division will have their resurfacing team in Jamaica to work on the Highways 2000 Toll Road Concession Project.
The 25-year project on the Trans Jamaican Highway began with our guys carrying our Friction Testing and International Roughness Testing (IRT) which has now been completed.
In the New Year, we’ll be moving on the next stage with the application of our Rhinophalt Preservation Treatment over 30000 square meters of the highway.
This treatment allows the maintenance of asphalt over time rather than the costly replacement each time. It also gives the pavement much greater flexibility and longevity in the long-term.
Rhinophalt works by treating the oxidised bitumen to hold the surface together and extend the life of the asphalt saving the operators significant maintenance costs – we call it ‘proactive maintenance’. Roadgrip introduced this increasingly popular preservation technique to Jamaica who will be using it for the very first time in the country.
Following the application of the Rhinophalt, the Roadgrip team will then re-mark this section of the Jamaican Highway with over 130000 linear metres of machine applied thermoplastic.
Visit this page in the Spring 2014 to see our progress.