Ducks on the road at Addingham in West Yorkshire

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Jointline Limited, a leading provider of road markings, airfield markings and high friction coloured surfacing solutions, has completed a unique project in Addingham, West Yorkshire in time for the Tour de Yorkshire, a three day cycle race that raises money for Beating Bowel Cancer.

Addingham normally boasts its own ‘duck crossing’ signs, warning motorists driving along the main street to be on the lookout for pedestrians with webbed feet. In previous years, the village has used removable paint to decorate roads with yellow duck and duckling designs. This year, as a long term supply chain partner to Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Jointline was asked to provide a colourful and more permanent road safety solution.

The company has completed the installation of three large duck road markings in time for the race which is scheduled to pass through the village on 30th April 2017 during stage 3 of this popular event. The work took a team of five around six hours to assemble and install the ducks, each of which was manufactured as a jigsaw using HiFlex pre-formed thermoplastic road markings from Hitex Traffic Safety, a leading global provider of road safety and surfacing materials.

HiFlex provides a colourfast, highly durable road marking solution and is available in a wide range of patterns including numbers, letters, logos, symbols and colours. It can also be specified as a road lining tape and can be tailored to meet specific customer requirements.

According to Mark Garrad, Commercial Manager at Jointline Limited: “We are pleased to be supporting this fun and innovative road safety scheme which is sure to become a tourist attraction once the race is done and dusted. We also appreciate Hitex’s assistance throughout the project to ensure that the installation of this new road marking solution was efficiently completed.”