Enter, the Flaming Dragon
09 May 2014
A road resurfacing vehicle nicknamed the ‘Flaming Dragon’ will be used on overnight resurfacing of the Whitecart Viaduct next week.
Scotland TranServ, working on behalf of Transport Scotland will use this technology to resurface the viaduct. This is an important gateway for travellers to and from Glasgow.
Philippa Ayton, Scotland TranServ’s Bridges Manager said:
“This innovative process involves removing a thin surface layer, heating the remaining road surface intensely and melting it and then bonding new surface material to it. This negates the need to remove excess surface material and send it to landfill, with the road haulage miles on top of that. This process will allow us to carry out this important resurfacing project quicker and therefore reduce potential disruption for motorists.”
The work will replace the surface of the Whitecart Viaduct near Glasgow Airport. The surface material is reaching the end of its operational life and is therefore in need of replacement. Work will begin on the evening of Monday 12th May and take place overnight throughout the course of the following week. It will be necessary to implement road closures, with local diversions in place between 20.00 and 06.00 each night, in order to complete this important work.
Click on diversion map for more detailed view.