New roadwork vehicle cuts noise and dust

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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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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto