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Greener resurfacing options explored during visit to manufacturing plant

News / Thu 7th Mar 2024 at 10:07am

HIGHWAY bosses were given a first-hand look at greener and more cost-effective road maintenance solutions during a visit to a manufacturing plant.

Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Sustainable Transport, Councillor Tom Cunningham, along with eight other County Councillors, joined council officers on a visit to Eurovia’s Thurrock base.

Eurovia’s plant was developed as a hub for manufacturing road surface treatment materials. These are being developed to deal with the increasing temperatures that road surfaces in the UK are now having to accommodate due to our changing climate.

During the visit, Essex County Council representatives were given a tour of the site and met senior leaders.

They learned more about what the company does and how Essex and its residents benefit from its innovations.

This included learning about the firm’s focus on using recycled materials, which will improve the green credentials of Essex Highways as it delivers road maintenance works whilst also saving taxpayers money.

Councillor Cunningham said: “The cost effective, greener materials coming out of Eurovia’s plant are going to go a long way in providing longer term value for money for residents now and into the future.

“Introducing new and innovative ways of resurfacing and maintaining the roads of Essex is vital to ensuring a road network fit for the future.

“The green resurfacing methods Eurovia is developing, which Essex Highways are benefitting from thanks to the partnership with Ringway Jacobs, will help deliver a safer, greener Essex without compromising safety or quality.”

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1 Comment for Greener resurfacing options explored during visit to manufacturing plant:

Tony
2024-03-08 13:14:00

Perhaps they test it out on Momples Road.

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