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Yotta surveying roads in Halton

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Yotta is carrying out a range of road surveys in Halton in an effort to assess the condition of the highway network.

The company is helping Halton Borough Council fully understand the condition of its highway asset with a complete package of network surveys, software and consultancy services. The fully managed solution from Yotta includes high tech road surveys as well as the implementation of asset management solution Horizons.

“The highway network is the most valuable asset the council has and maintaining it, so that it remains safe to use and fit for purpose, is a high priority,” commented councillor Tom McInerney, executive board member for transportation. “The data from Yotta gives us an independent assessment of the current physical condition of the carriageway and footway networks. This data and the supporting consultancy services are essential in prioritising works, preparing funding bids, such as the recent pothole application, and understanding the state of our roads in the context of the national road condition data.”

As part of the ongoing contract Yotta has carried out a number of annual surveys on behalf of the council including a SCANNER (surface condition assessment for the national network of roads) survey and a SCRIM (sideway-force coefficient routine investigation machine) survey.

“The Horizons software give us an easy to use, easy to share, picture of the entire network,” adds Prakash Sinha, senior engineer asset management. “We can integrate the survey data with other layers of information to provide a clear visual representation of condition. With support from Yotta and using Horizons we can also determine the effect of different maintenance approaches based on available funding and other variable factors.”

 
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