Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Tower Hamlets lay road made of old tyres

Credit: ITV News

A revolutionary method of creating recycled roads has been utilised for the first time in Bethnal Green.

The new road surface, developed by Tarmac, is made of reused rubber tyres mixed into asphalt.

The asphalt mixture.

The mixture has been trialled on a section of the M1 motorway.

Workers lay the mixture at a lower temperature and therefore dries quicker, allowing the road to reopen sooner than traditional methods.

The process is more environmentally friendly, producing 8% less carbon dioxide emissions and improved site safety.

Canrobert Street will be resurfaced with a mixture including 150 old tyres.

Tower Hamlets, where the street is located, declared a climate emergency in 2019 and the council is aiming to become carbon neutral by 2025.