Firm finishes £2m towpath project

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Road surfaces specialist SteelPhalt has completed work on a £2 million contract to provide materials to resurface Rotherham’s canal towpath.

The company, based at The Ickles, supplied its innovative ColdBit ‘green’ surfacing material.

ColdBit is made from recycled asphalt planings and complies with the UN Conference on Environment and Development’s recommendations on sustainable development.

In addition to being more environmentally friendly, ColdBit was chosen because it was easier and safer for contractors to transport to the towpath site.

SteelPhalt’s commercial manager, Dean Raymnor, says ColdBit does not become unusable when cold, which means none of the material is wasted and the risk of burns and fume inhalation is eliminated.

SteelPhalt’s plant in Sheffield Road, Rotherham produces asphalt products from the slag produced by the region’s steel industry.