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Keep On Moving

A new system developed by Akzo Nobel means that lengthy road closures for resurfacing work could be a thing of the past.

Lengthy road closures caused by resurfacing work could be a thing of the past thanks to a new system developed by Akzo Nobel.

The new Redicote system makes it possible for vehicles to drive on the new road surface just one hour after it has been laid. This eases daytime traffic build up on busy routes and reduces the need to work through the night.

The new microsurfacing system—developed by Akzo Nobel Asphalt Applications—aids the emulsification of difficult to emulsify asphalts, a process which was successfully tested earlier this year in the Czech Republic.

The method—which could have a dramatic impact on traffic flows—also ensures that the road surface is more flexible and therefore less sensitive to changes in climatic conditions.

(Released: November 27, 2001)