Collaborative working practices have allowed many highways schemes to continue throughout 2020. Although the housing industry has slowed significantly, road building and asphalt supply has remained strong throughout 2020. Careful adjustment to working practices and transport arrangements have minimised the risk of transmission, while allowing work to continue.
Some local authorities have found that the smaller gang sizes associated with using innovative SMA type materials in place of alternatives like HRA and chips has made site logistics and Covid safe working practices easier. Tarmac asphalt plants have also adopted a range of new measures to keep staff and clients safe.