Hillingdon is set to transform its road maintenance efforts with the introduction of ‘Elastomac,’ a cutting-edge road repair material.
This groundbreaking system aims to extend the lifespan of the borough’s roads while substantially reducing the environmental impact of repairs.
‘Elastomac,’ a fast-setting waterproof liquid, offers rapid installations, enabling roads to reopen just 10 minutes after repair. Recent data shows an impressive 80% reduction in energy consumption compared to traditional asphalt repairs. Moreover, it cuts carbon emissions by 85% and reduces repair costs by 50%.
The adoption of this quicker, more cost-effective, and sustainable repair system promises numerous advantages for the Hillingdon community.
The council’s repairs team will operate with increased efficiency, minimising disruptions for residents and road users.
Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Hillingdon Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Property, Highways and Transport, said: “This is exactly the sort of innovative approach to tackling an out-dated process we’re adopting as part of our commitment to being a modern and efficient council, dedicated to creating a more sustainable borough.
“This repair system uses recycled materials, reduces time, energy, costs and the council’s carbon footprint, while also minimising disruption to the network for road users. It will also enable us to tackle smaller highways repairs quickly, before they become more problematic.”
Traditional pothole repairs are often time-consuming and rely heavily on fossil fuels. ‘Elastomac,’ on the other hand, is made from 70% recycled materials, including road surface shavings and car tires.
It is poured directly into potholes, eliminating the need for widening or compaction and producing no waste.
The new pothole repair system is scheduled to be put into operation in Hillingdon this October.