Aylestone Recreation Ground, Leicester

In partnership with Leicester City Council, Jointline have just completed a cycle way scheme at Aylestone Recreation Ground in Leicester. Resin bound surfacing works were required to install a footpath & cycle lane that forms part of the perimeter around the recreation ground.

The aim of the project was to give cyclists and pedestrians a safe, clean and green route through the grounds. The project is the first phase of a cycle way scheme allowing access between Knighton Lane East and Coppinger Road.

The cycle path was constructed using a resin bound blend of LeesonBound UV stable polyurethane resin with Natural Red blend consisting of 2-5mm & 1-3mm aggregate. The total area laid was 693m2 at 40mm thick. The Jointline Surface Dressing team followed the same specifications for the pedestrian path, with a black aggregate blend, to ensure the scheme complied with the Leicester City Council specification for SUDS compliance. The completed path area was 48m2 at 40mm thick.

Access to the recreation ground was restricted from both sides requiring the use of specialist equipment to transport materials and plant to the site locations. Due to adverse weather the surface dressing team were stood down for two days. To mitigate the weather holds Jointline increased labour on site ensuring that the park reopened to the public as scheduled, avoiding disruption to pedestrians and cyclists.

The improvement works have improved the access around the recreation ground and provided a smoother path that will be more accessible for walkers, cyclists and people with wheelchairs or buggies. Simon Wolstenholme, Project Manager said; “The new paths are looking fantastic and we’ve already had lots of really positive comments from people that have used it. The route provides a green, traffic-free escape in the most urban of areas and the new surface will make it a lot more enjoyable for local people. We are looking forward to starting on new projects with Leicester City Council in the very near future.


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