On 18 Ocotober 2013 Bob Collis from TRL (email@example.com) talked about a project that looked to minimise the disruption of street works. The techniques to help this involved looking at three elements: 1) road plating 2) temporary backfill and 3) rapid cure.
Bob said that there was further information here: http://www.trl.co.uk/reducing-congestion-from-highway-works/
Bob said this website provides information and guidance on the use of plating and bridging; temporary backfill; and faster cure materials. The site includes downloadable guidance notes aimed at using innovative techniques to achieve quick wins in reducing congestion.