|Traffic management system
|Bestwood, to the north of Nottingham, was a pilot for Tarmac Central in a drive to improve traffic management and pedestrian safety. A review highlighted a general problem with a poorly positioned single weighbridge, which made a one-way traffic system impracticable.
The answer lay in relocation of the weighbridge onto a newly-surfaced road, together with installation of a
second weighbridge: one handles incoming traffic and the other outgoing. Both are controlled from one
office, are at a height that avoids drivers leaving their cabs, and afford the weighbridge clerk a good view
of proceedings. The quarry road has been asphalted and a special area provided for sheeting with platform and roller device to facilitate the process. A defined visitors car park and segregated pedestrian walkways with lighting and crossing points complete the new layout.