Rubber Road Trial Begins – Infographic
A trial is to begin on the M6 where a new form road surface that utilises recycled tyres is to be laid.
A section of rubberised motorway between junction 23 and 22 of the southbound M1 near Leicester.
The new asphalt mixture is funded by Highways England.
The UK produces 40million waste tyres each year
We currently export around 120,000 of waste tyres every year
An estimated 750 tyres are used for every kilometre of road that’s laid.
It is claimed that the rubberised roads also absorbs shock better than a normal aggregate.
This leads to better longevity and lower risk of the road breaking up under continued hard usage.
The initiative has massive environmental benefits, the tyres currently end up in landfill sites in Jordan which are visible from space.