Stapleton - Road Asset management

Client: Ventia

Location: Stapleton

Scope of Works: Road Asset management contract for South coast Queensland

Equipment Used: Cleanstar


"Innovative road surface retexturing method cuts time in half"

At Ventia they are constantly looking for ways to continuously improve for the benefit of their clients and their customers. Their Road Asset Management Contract (RAMC) team in South Coast QLD demonstrated this after completing road surface retexturing in half the time typically taken.

This was not only a great outcome for road users but also delivered positive sustainability outcomes - given the machinery was on the road less while performing the same amount of work.

Road surface retexturing is a treatment used when bitumen has risen to the surface of the road. When this occurs, it reduces traction for road users and increases the risk of an incident.

To remediate this, a small buggy, usually used to remove line marking, blasts water onto the road at an extremely high pressure to unbind the bitumen from the gravel and suck it back into a tank attached to the machine. This can be time consuming, as the current machines only cover a 600mm area.

When looking for a solution to achieve results faster, their team found RETEX Pavement Services. Our new EHR CLEANSTAR machine specifically designed to perform road surface retexturing across a wider area (4m). This process used the same removal and recovery mechanism as the small buggy approach, but as it covers a wider area it is more time efficient.

Thanks to their research team and the implementation of this innovative process, lane availability and sustainability across the five work sites was enhanced significantly, reducing the impact on their client’s customers which bolsters their reputation as a road authority that works hard to provide sustainable maintenance solutions with minimal impact to the community.