East Riding of Yorkshire Council to use cooler asphalt to help reduce CO2

East Riding of Yorkshire Council will use low temperature asphalt to repair a village road to reduce the works’ carbon footprint.

The council said using the cooler asphalt reduces the amount of energy needed to manufacture the material and allows roads to be reopened more quickly than hot asphalt, reports the BBC.

Councillor Chris Matthews, the council’s portfolio holder for environment and climate change, said: “It’s double good news that this method means the work will be carried out more quickly and will reduce its carbon footprint.

“I’d like to thank residents and motorists for bearing with us while this scheme is completed.”

The council said that the work involved repairing failed areas of the road on Front Street, along with damaged manhole covers.

Resurfacing work will also take place in Church Hill Road, between the mini roundabout and the edge of the village.

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