Possible future of road resurfacing with no floodng or potholes?

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  1. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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  2. FATLAZYBHOY Born in the steamie Gold Member

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    Think they trialled this out down in some small English regional airport a few years back and it was a disaster.
    Could be wrong though.
     
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    Anyone that has ever owned a scalextric set knows plastic roads are rubbish. :giggle1:
     
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    In the video it says its being trialled in Holland
     
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-47454719

     
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    Think a few companies (as above) have started experimenting with it. I recall hearing this sort of story a few times in the last 3-5 years now. But I think most companies (like MacRubar) are looking at ways to lay new road/resurface in the same style that we do today, just replacing Tar with a new plastic synthetic material.

    The Dutch idea could be a more interesting way of doing road design/layouts though, if it can be mass produced in sections (like scalextrix), then it could make new roads, easier for maintenance, upgrading infrastructure etc etc a lot easier in the long run.
     
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    Ever been driving on the motorway in the rain,one minute you can hardly see a thing then you hit a patch of road that's been resurfaced with that special drainage covering (no idea what it's called) it's like it wasn't even raining and clear as day.
    Obviously comes down to money but if all roads were covered with that the accident and death rate with be reduced dramatically.
     
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    Seen this all over linkedin a few years back. Interesting but flawed concept.