'Anti-ageing' road surface introduced

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Published on 6 May 2021 by Mike Waters

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Filed under Category: The world of motorcycling

A new ‘anti-ageing’ surface designed to extend the total life of roads has been introduced to the country's road network for the first time on the A43 in Northamptonshire.  

At present, motorways and A-Roads are scheduled for resurfacing every 10-12 years to account for wear and tear. It is hoped that the new asphalt and bitumen mix, dubbed ‘Styrelf Long Life’, can help roads to resist the effects of weather and the sun for longer and so prolong their working life.  

Commenting, Highways England’s chief highways engineer Mike Wilson said: “We’re always looking for innovative ways to help us keep England’s motorways and major A-roads in good condition. The ultimate priority for us is safety so we invest in new technology and materials to keep those using the roads safe. Longer lasting roads means fewer roadworks, less disruption for motorists and a more sustainable network for everyone.” 
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