The ES Roadliner at Rutland

The ES Roadliner at Rutland

With the journey towards net zero highways on its way for Rutland County Council, they have put together a 'Climate Change Action Motion' statement, which includes a commitment to take action to deal with climate change to make sure that the Council's activities achieve net zero carbon before 2050.

Following an awareness session whereby the Meon team presented how to improve Safety, increase durability, and reduce Carbon emissions of highway markings and reinstatement systems, Rutland County Council committed to trialling new systems on the scheme. Rutland County Council has been working very closely with Meon over the last few months to complete this project.

It is key to our environmental agenda to reach zero carbon, and we are continually looking at projects like this. Rutland County Council is keen to know this system's performance, and Meon will be actively monitoring the site over the next 6-12 months and reporting back. The surface marking works programme was completed on a new asphalt substrate using cold applied systems, therefore removing the need for hot works on site. This included nearly 300 linear metres of 150mm centre line.

Andy Tatt, who is the Interim Head of Highways at Rutland County Council, had this to say about what he saw from the ES Roadliner.

"Meon's commitment to helping the industry reduce carbon went a step further by using an early concept of the new e-powered ES Roadliner ECO on display. The scheme utilised Meon's hard-wearing and highly durable ViaLine and UltraStripe L224 MMA products and supported two of Rutland County Council's key objectives:

  • To achieve the highest possible safety standards in an accident blackspot area.
  • To ensure that the Council's activities achieve net zero carbon before 2050."

The lines themselves offer a 60% increase in night-time visibility, with 300% more durability. Using the ES Roadliner ECO line marking machine, carbon output can be reduced by up to 90%. Rutland County Council believes that this is the future.

double centre white lines just painted

Rutland County Council has declined that it needs to trial these cold applied systems and see how they go. This is to ensure that they are meet their zero-carbon strategy in a safe and sustainable method. The product used on the day was the UltraStripe L224, which provided the double centre line and the left-hand side edge line.

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