RESURFACING works have been completed at Winsford Salt Mine ahead of the busy winter period.

Specialist surfacing company Miles Macadam completed the work at Britain's oldest and largest working mind, which produces around 80 per cent of the UK's road salt.

The project involved installing 170 tonnes of 'Hardipave' Miles Macadam’s own BBA/HAPAS certificated grouted macadam – with the mind staying fully operational throughout.

The main loading area was the site of the work, as local authorities gear up for collections as temperatures drop.

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Benn Teasdale, contracts manager at Miles Macadam, said: “Hardipave™ was the ideal choice for this project and will provide a durable surface course, able to withstand constant HGV traffic, wagons queueing and a range of different weather conditions.

“The fast curing nature of the material and hard work by the team, ensured the mine was still fully operational whilst work was undertaken.

"It’s great to see the project come together and loadings in full swing ready for local authority preparations over the winter period.”

Often described as a hybrid between asphalt and concrete, Hardipave creates a hardwearing surface course containing no voids – preventing water ingress.

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It is also fuel resistant with a high tolerance to deformation, heat and abrasion, while a short curing period allows for fast installation.

The surface at Winsford joins the likes of Crossrail bus depot at Paddington Bus Station, and Wembley Coach Park.