Graphene Trial taking place in Essex to create longer-lasting road surfaces

A new trial which could revolutionise the way public highways are resurfaced has begun in Essex. Those behind the project hope the addition of a new strengthening compound to traditional surfacing material could increase the lifespan of roads by up to double, greatly reducing future maintenance – and the associated traffic delays – as well […]

Graphene makes it mark as part of ‘revolutionary’ resurfacing on the A1 in Northumberland

National Highways is to start trialling the use of graphene next week – a material only one atom thick – in its road surfacing on the A1 in Northumberland to see if it prolongs its lifespan.   If successful, using this high-tech product could see the operational life of key road features extended by a number of years, reducing the frequency of roadworks and making […]


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