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New lease of life for Greenstead Roundabout thanks to road markings

24 October 2016

Greenstead Roundabout markings
Greenstead Roundabout in Colchester has been transformed thanks to a revolutionary new line painting technique. 

Vital road markings on the roundabout – which consists of five separate mini roundabouts in a circle – had faded in recent months to the point that many had almost disappeared. 

Engineers used a new methyl methacrylate (MMA) substance to repaint the road markings overnight this summer.

The new process is proven to keep road markings clearer for longer, helping improve safety while saving taxpayers’ money on road maintenance costs. 

Councillor Eddie Johnson, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “We are focused on using innovation to ensure taxpayers get the best value for money on the roads in Essex.

“This new road painting technique leaves a longer lasting road marking therefore saving the Council, and more importantly the taxpayer, money on road maintenance.

“We used overnight closures to ensure we caused the least disruption as possible.

“We are currently investing £50 million on road, bus and cycle schemes across Colchester. This is just the beginning of a number of improvements residents and visitors to Colchester will benefit from over the coming years.”