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Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame

Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame


The days of putting up with crumbling asphalt streets might just come to an end. Construction company VolkerWessels has revealed plans for recycled plastic roads that are both more sustainable and more practical than old-fashioned blacktop. Besides reusing material, they'd last about three times longer and survive greater temperature ranges (between -40F and 176F) -- despite their fragile look, they're less likely to crack under the strain of vehicles or the weather. You can pre-assemble them to lay them down faster, too, and their hollow structure is handy for cabling and pipes.

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Are they slippery when it rains?

They would have to not be.

Otherwise that's a huge disadvantage to asphalt. 

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