Southampton City Council has pledged to invest £10m across the city to resurface residential roads and pavements.
Southampton Opts for Rubberised Asphalt in Latest Road Upgrades
The council, working with its highways partner Balfour Beatty Living Places, is using rubberised asphalt, which has a number of benefits, not least of which is the tyre rubber that it recycles.
Around 40million waste tyres are produced every year in the UK and up to 200,000 tonnes of rubber waste is exported from the UK annually.
Rubber Modified Asphalt mix is made and laid at lower temperatures than conventional hot mix, resulting in lower CO2 emissions during production and less energy use.
Pine Drive in Harefield was recently resurfaced as part of the programme.
Councillor Jeremy Moulton, cabinet member for growth at Southampton City Council, said: “It’s great to see the vital work of improving our roads and pavements progressing in an innovative way that reduces its environmental impact.
“We approved much needed new investment of over £10m in resurfacing in our mid-year budget and people will soon be noticing the benefit on roads and footpaths local to them across Southampton.”
Source: Southern Daily Echo