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TAL 01/15 Variable Message Signs

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This guidance is to inform about the use of light-emitting variable message signs (VMS) capable of displaying text and pictograms.

Primary Doc. 13/01/15 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 1/14 White on red signs at road works

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White on red signs are often used to cover temporary situations at road works. Practitioners are not always aware that they have the flexibility to create such signs using legends tailored to their particular circumstances. This leaflet reminds practitioners of the options available to them when creating these temporary signs and provides some basic design guidelines.

Primary Doc. 12/11/14 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 4/14 Using cementitious mixtures at road works

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Covers use of cementitious mixtures in road work reinstatements, providing guidance on what is required before they can be trafficked or overlaid. Cementitious mixtures, including high early strength mixtures, can be used to replace cementitious and unbound materials. Their use can reduce site occupation times.

Primary Doc. 12/11/14 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 6/14 Using road plates at road works

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Guidance on the use of road plates for temporarily returning roads with unreinstated (not filled in) excavations to service. Road plates can often be installed and removed quite quickly, making short term returns to service more practicable. The main reason for using them is to reduce traffic congestion during peak times - especially useful at heavily trafficked sites.

Primary Doc. 12/11/14 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 8/14 Implementing extended working hours at road works

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What you need to take into account if you’re considering extended working hours to reduce overall site occupation times. This guidance focuses on works in urban areas where there is greater need to limit disturbance to residents and others.

Primary Doc. 12/11/14 Department for Transport Add icon
Prevention of Strikes on Bridges - A protocol for Highway Managers & Bridge Owners - Issue 2

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The Protocol gives guidance and advice to Highway Authorities and Bridge Owners to prevent strikes on bridges that span public highways

Primary Doc. 11/07/14 Department for Transport Add icon
The ITS (UK) 2014 Review

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The 2014 ITS United Kingdom Review contains a wide range of articles by experts on Intelligent Transport Systems topics.

General Information 04/06/14 ITS-UK Add icon
Guide to Intelligent Transport Systems for Local Authorities

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An introduction to the use of Intelligent Transport Systems for Local Authority Officers. This Guide is intended for readers who work in transport but are new to ITS as a topic.

General Information 22/05/14 ITS-UK Add icon
TAL 01/14 Quick guide to temporary white on red signs at road and street works

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White on red signs are often used to cover temporary situations at road works. Practitioners are not always aware that they have the flexibility to create such signs using legends tailored to their particular circumstances. This leaflet reminds practitioners of the options available to them when creating these temporary signs and provides some basic design guidelines.

Primary Doc. 11/04/14 Department for Transport Add icon
Surface Dressing Code of Practice

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This sixth edition of the Code of Practice has been produced by the RSTA Surface Dressing Technical Committee. It has been reviewed in the context of the European Standard for Surface Dressing BS EN 12271 published in September 2006 along with the national guidance document PD6689:2009. This document has been peer reviewed by ADEPT Soils, Materials, Design and Specifications Committee. To the highway engineer, surface dressing offers a quick, efficient and cost-effective way of maintaining skid-resistant and waterproofing road surfaces. To obtain the best results it is necessary to give careful consideration to a wide range of detail and to plan and design the work carefully. The speed of the surface dressing operation and the short duration of time during which motorists are inconvenienced is also an important issue. The purposes of surface dressing are to waterproof the road surface, to arrest disintegration, to provide texture, and provide a skid-resistant surface. This latter quality can play a major part in accident reduction and was highlighted by the initiative of the Department of Transport in 1987 when the Minister introduced minimum mean summer SFC values for motorways and trunk roads. The importance of surface texture as provided by surface dressing has been highlighted by TRL report LR 286, which stresses that texture depth is important under both wet and dry conditions. Up to date guidance is available in the Design Manual for Roads & Bridges (DMRB): Volume 7 HD 28. The DMRB is available on line at www.dft.gov.uk/ha/standards/dmrb/. A useful way of comparing the effectiveness of a dressing, or other maintenance work, is to express it in terms of a ‘cost life index’. This is the cost per square metre of the work divided by the service life in years. It provides a measure of the “value for money” which the highway authority is achieving. A low ‘cost life index’ and “high value for money” is the result of high-quality work. The purpose of this Code is to identify the important aspects of the process, and to refer to other documents relating to good surface dressing practice and so give practical guidance on achieving high quality.

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