Oxford Plastics News & Events

February 19, 2020

Ensuring your essential road work isn’t disturbing residents

Road work is often essential in keeping our communities running smoothly, but for residents living in the area where maintenance is taking place, this work can be inconvenient and cause frustration. Getting the job done quickly, professionally and to a high standard is high priority, but residents must be taken into account to avoid complaints. How can you ensure your site performs at optimum, without disturbing residents?

Take into account other works, road closures and travel routes

LowPro 15/10

Depending on the impact your road works will have, you’ll want to take any planned works and road closures into account. Particularly if traffic control or road closures are required for your own work. Considering travel routes for residents will also help to ensure minimum disruption – review any alternative routes and the impact taking them will have on those who regularly use the area you’ll be working in.

Keep the noise to a minimum

Noise on sites is often unavoidable, depending on the nature of the work. However, finding solutions that reduce the noise levels can go a long way in keeping residents happy. Products like our award winning LowPro 15/10 Trench Cover can help ensure little disruption for vehicles on the road where maintenance is taking place, particularly when compared to noisy steel plates.

Forewarned is forearmed

Providing advanced warning of any work, expected completion time and impact to residents will help ensure local communities can effectively plan for any disruption. When sending out this information, ensuring you can stick to it is important. While many things can cause delays on site, minimizing opportunity will help keep residents on your side. Working with high quality, premium materials can help ensure you’re not let down and your site continues to perform at optimum.

For information on what materials to use on your site, get in touch with our specialist team today. 

About the LowPro 15/10 Trench Cover

The Oxford LowPro 15/10 Trench Cover is made with road work in mind, with Utilities and contractor experts consulted throughout the design process. With anti-slide technology, the LowPro Trench Cover is made from a soft, flexible rubber material which grips the surface, reducing unwanted movement.

A lightweight and easy-to-handle alternative to the steel plate, it can be installed in seconds with an easy two-person lift.

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