Black-top

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Black-top being laid June 2010 (large version)

Driving into Weymouth on the A354 you can see the ‘black-top’ being laid in the Ridgeway area.

Thanks to the current good weather, around 1,000 tonnes a day – 50 lorry loads – of black-top is being put down.

Between five and seven tonnes of material is needed per linear metre.

For the relief road – including roundabouts, side roads, park and ride and footpaths – that’s around 70,000 tonnes (3500 lorries) in total.

While this material is being laid through Ridgeway, chalk stabilisation is being carried out through the Chapel Lane area.

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One Response to “Black-top”

  1. Richard Says:

    Where does the ‘black top’ come from?

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