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Choosing the Right Portable Roadways for Construction

Without portable roadway mats, some types of work would not be possible, or would be much more difficult. Not all mats, however, are the same. Making sure the mat you select meets the needs of your construction site is critical to making sure you can complete your job as planned. Here are some things you should consider before making any decisions.

Traffic on the Roadway

If your usage needs are one vehicle every few hours, you’ll need a much different type of roadway than if you have a constant stream of traffic throughout the project life cycle. The same principle applies to the weight each vehicle or piece of equipment using the portable road will need. Making sure the roadway you select matches the volume of traffic and weight of the equipment is vital to making sure it lasts throughout your project.


You want your temporary roads to be reliable, durable, and effective, but you also don’t want to spend too much on the roadway itself. Knowing what you need and how much you want to spend going in will go a long way to making sure you get the portable equipment you need. Not having either firmly decided can mean you engage in overkill or select a roadway that is insufficient, pays too much, or goes over budget.


Chances are your portable road will traverse all types of geography. Some might be swampy. Some arid. Undoubtedly, at least, there will be a slope if not hills. Each of these go into the needs of a particular portable road. If you don’t match road mats to the geography, the risk you run is that what you select will actually become an impediment to getting the job completed. Not having portable mats designed to handle swampy land for instance, can lead to the roadway sinking underneath its own weight.

Speed of Construction

You can have the best portable roadway in existence, but if constructing it causes you to miss a window of opportunity, you may as well not have it. Making sure the road you want is able to be quickly assembled is vital to making sure you can complete your project on time and on budget.

Portable roadway mats that are matched properly with the construction demands you are facing will go a long way to making sure you can complete the job as required. Taking the time to make sure each of these categories is addressed will help you decide what roadway will let you do that.