"Eternal" plastic roads
Such trails compared to the usual will serve many times longer. They are less susceptible to abrasion and other damage, as well as cheaper. In addition, new highways will help clean up the world's oceans of garbage.
The largest road construction company KWS Infra from the Netherlands and VolkerWessels experts are going to start the first on the planet project to create plastic roads in the near future. Roads of recycled synthetic material to begin to appear in Rotterdam. City authorities have already agreed to the project. Its authors are now looking for partners for work.
1. The creators of the project of "eternal" roads claim that they will be deprived of many of the shortcomings of the traditional coating, will become much more resistant to abrasion and temperature changes than even the most modern asphalt. It is also important that new highways will help clean up the oceans of the world from the accumulated there in a huge amount of garbage. The fact is that plastic for road construction will be recycled from waste collected in the world's oceans.
2Plastic trails will be installed in a matter of weeks, in contrast to the traditional technology, in which it takes several months to complete this construction work. Lightweight and durable plastic structures will be laid on top of leveled sand.
3. It is interesting that it will not be necessary to dig special trenches for laying communications along such roads. Accordingly, this will save both time and money. The design of the plastic plate inside is hollow. It already provides for the possibility of using various cables and even plumbing.
4. On the official page of the company in the social network Facebook it is stated that a new type of road surface will not be subject to such misfortunes as ditches and pits. It will be able to withstand a temperature range from –40 to +80 degrees Celsius, will be resistant to chemical reagents and will be able to almost completely do without maintenance.