A number of commercial vehicles have been designed specifically to reduce pollution. Electric garbage trucks are being used in some areas.
Now in England they have developed a vehicle to reduce noise, dust and vibration from road work sites to help locals cope.
Currently large excavators are used to remove the waterproof top layer of a road, using a ‘steel bucket with teeth’.
But the new Deck Scraper vehicle uses a blade to shave the membrane off more quietly and without taking out chunks of the road surface.
Highways England teamed up with industry leaders to create the machine that was purpose-designed and built to offer a safer, more environmentally-sound and efficient process.
The membrane has to be removed to undertake concrete repairs, re-waterproofing and resurfacing.
The vehicle is the result of an investment by Highways England equivalent to $1.17 million.
Im David Brown
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