TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS

EQUIPPED FOR EVERY CHALLENGE

Governments and agencies around the world are investing in their roads and infrastructure.

A part of Highways England’s Road Investment Strategy is to “… prevent over 2500 deaths or serious injuries on the network”, whilst simultaneously building “… over 1300 additional lane miles” – delivering increased miles and decreased fatalities will require detailed planning and technology-driven safety interventions.

Contemporary emphasis across the whole road safety sector is on simple measures saving lives. At Kelly Bros, we exist to make roads safer. We work tirelessly every day, developing solutions to protect road users – from simple interventions to high-tech strategies. Our Technical Solutions show our commitment to addressing the challenges faced by our customers, working together to create roads that are safer for everyone.

HIGHWAYS

Constantly in use and demand from fast-flowing traffic, the modifications of highways present a unique challenge, where meticulous care is necessary during the design and application processes to ensure minimal disruption.

SOLUTION

Applying road markings on highways must be done efficiently to prevent closing the roads for longer than necessary. This requires a faultless operation involving the coordination of a number of different crews to ensure the work can be completed not only in one process, but to the highest standard.

RESULTS

We have spent a number of years perfecting our logistic operations, allowing us to anticipate every challenge and ensuring we are able to carry out and complete the application of road markings whilst causing minimum disruption.

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HIGH TEMPERATURE

Hot and arid regions make up over one third of the Earth’s land surface which, given their extremely high maximum temperatures and low rainfall levels, can make applying thermoplastic challenging. This is further compounded by problems unique to high temperature environments, where asphalt can melt into the line and blacken the marking.

SOLUTION

At Kelly Bros we have spent time with local contractors, understanding the challenges that come with high temperature road marking. In our Ireland-based laboratory we have created a specific thermoplastic that has absorbance, transmittance and reflectance rates adapted to high temperature roads. Our teams of experts work together with contractors around the world to advise on application methods in high temperature environments, and create road markings that are long-lasting, sustainable and safe.

RESULTS

Helping to create sustainable roads in regions that have traditionally suffered from short-term deterioration, we have provided thermoplastic and assisted on road marking projects in regions such as Africa and the Middle East.

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RURAL DEVELOPMENT

The building of infrastructure in rural areas can help enrich the lives of inhabitants. Rural roads often feature unique road patterns, causing low visibility and potential hazards for drivers, pedestrians and all other road users. With many local authorities on a controlled budget, they are constantly seeking to improve conditions without having to introduce expensive safety interventions.

SOLUTION

Using an intelligent solution, it is possible to prevent accidents without introducing financially crippling measures. Kelly Bros anti-skid is extremely effective in reducing braking distances, whilst our reflective edge and centre line markings can help reduce collisions by almost 20%.

RESULTS

Our in-depth knowledge combined with our comprehensive maintenance surveys can help ensure long-lasting, safer roads even in the most rurally isolated regions.

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URBAN SUSTAINABILITY

Urban sustainability presents a global challenge, as governments seek to balance current communities’ needs with those of future city dwellers. With a unique focus on the future we are able to advise authorities and agencies looking to integrate sustainable design into their cities and roads.

SOLUTION

Working to keep inhabitants safe whilst considering climate change, urbanisation and aging societies, we are able to provide an environmentally friendly option to road markings. Our thermoplastic is predominantly lead-free and using our own branded solar signs we are able to support municipalities in informing city residents of any delays or hazards.

RESULTS

Offering an environmentally friendly option we are constantly looking to the future as we continually develop our product range and add long-term value with our services option.

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COST CERTAINTY

We understand the need to tightly control costs and budgets when undertaking large-scale projects in private and public sectors. We can offer expertise from design through to contracting, enabling you to deliver world-class projects both on time and on budget.

No surprise costs: With an in-depth product knowledge and a vast range of options we can help surveyors choose the right product first time and on budget. Helping to save time and reduce costs.

Data: Our in-house team have a range of experience and are able to help support your expert engineers. We are able to provide performance data for your calculations as well as imaging surveys.

Added value: We can work with purchasing teams to offer product insights as well as high specification products that can maximise operational life, ensuring the best possible start for the product.