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Celebrating the completion of our £1m resurfacing project at Junction 29

Onroute Truckstops has just completed a £1m project to resurface the forecourt and lorry park at Junction 29. MP for Chesterfield, Toby Perkins, officially launched the new forecourt at an event attended by customers, suppliers, representatives from the road haulage association, local councillors and contractors involved in the design and completion of the works.   

Boosting driver welfare 

One of our busiest sites, Junction 29 forms part of a steadily growing chain of truckstops located across the UK. Our aim is to create a network of high-quality sites where HGV drivers can rest, refresh and refuel before continuing their journey. This aligns with the government’s current plans to boost driver welfare to help tackle the effects of driver shortages throughout the UK.

Built to last

We acquired Junction 29 knowing that resurfacing would be required to both improve the site and address health, safety and environmental concerns. Plans were drawn up specifying materials that would withstand the volume and weight of traffic to the site. Thornbury Surfacing, a company specialising in asphalt resurfacing, was appointed to carry out the work. Their experienced team was able to keep the site open for business throughout, allowing drivers access to fuel and parking, minimising interruption to business.

A sustainable approach

For sustainability, the old concrete and asphalt were removed and crushed to form part of a new hardcore base. This was then covered with a double layer of base course macadam and a surface course of asphalt. A special fuel-resistant asphalt was laid under the fuel canopy to help prevent surface degradation from fuel spills and new drainage channels laid linking in with the pre-existing oil interceptor to ensure the environment is protected.   

Investing in the future

General Manager at Onroute Truckstops, David Hatherell, said; “The new surface looks fantastic and we are delighted with the outcome. The project is a significant milestone in our ongoing journey to develop and improve facilities and services for HGV drivers. Plans are also in place to further expand our network and we are actively engaged in additional acquisitions which we hope to announce in the near future.”

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