NEW technology has reduced the amount of wasted material when doing road repairs, says a council.
Hampshire’s highways teams are now using a mobile asphalt production unit across the county which could see a 30 per cent reduction in wasted material.
This is because the asphalt can be mixed on site and used straight away for road repairs.
Councillor Rob Humby, who leads transport at Hampshire County Council, said: ‘Up until now, highways maintenance crews have had to collect fresh hot material from production plants before heading out to repair the roads.
‘This can take up valuable time from the day’s schedule and can lead to some material not being used once it has begun to cool because it needs to be at a particular heat to be used effectively.
‘This new piece of equipment will save both time and money. It’s another way we’re making sure we get the most from the resources we have, to deliver the best service we can for Hampshire’s residents.’