“What we have in this case is essentially an anti-ageing cream for roads – just as these products are designed to reduce and prevent the signs of fine lines and overall ageing of the skin, the new bitumen being trialled on the A43 will protect the road surface.
“It not only has the potential to offer improved value for money to the public purse, but it also contains properties to increase the overall lifespan of roads.
“Through preventing cracks to the surface of the road caused by elements such as air and water, the longer life bitumen has the ability to reduce disruption, deliver long-term carbon savings and importantly help network operators to better manage their assets.”
The new material has previously been tested in the Total’s laboratory in Bedfordshire.
Published at Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:49:32 +0000