“Whatever the outcome of the upcoming Spending Review for roads, the investment should be focused on preventing potholes forming in the first place” Paul Boss, Chief Executive of the Road Surface Treatment Association.
Councils are working hard to keep our roads safe and resilient, repairing potholes as quickly as they can. However, it would cost £10 Billion and take 10 years to clear the current local roads repair backlog.
Can we build roads differently? Asphalt on top of RoadCem bound soil stabilisation on the Dutch road network, inspected by ARCADIS, showed No deformations occurring after five years standard axle loads of 100 kN.
RoadCem roads with a third of the embodied C02, construction time and cost of standard roads. Surely, must be worth considering. Especially with global warming now testing the resilience of our road infrastructure to cope with unusual weather events.
We will be very happy to send you the full Arcadis report, which clearly shows how reducing stress mitigates road repairs and makes roads last longer, a lot longer.