Peterborough Could Use 3D Printing to Improve Roads
Peterborough Council to explore 3D printing solutions to pothole problems.
10:56 20 August 2021
Peterborough Council is currently exploring various technologies in improving its road network. The local council, which has been recently awarded a £500K budget for the scheme, considers resolving its pothole problems using 3D printing solutions and drones. Part of the funding will also be used to improve Peterborough's traffic light system to help traffic run more smoothly.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: "Whether you're a motorist, cyclist or pedestrian, every road-user across our county deserves the best possible journey. That's why, despite already having some of the best and safest roads in the world, this Government is providing millions of pounds to improve them further still.
"This is vital funding and work will cut journey times for millions of people, reduce emissions and keep the UK at the forefront of technological developments in roads maintenance, as we continue to invest in local economies and build back both better and greener from the pandemic."
RAC Head of Roads Policy Nicholas Lyes said: "Additional investment to cut congestion and make potholes repairs better for the future is very welcome. Improving traffic lights can make a significant difference to local roads by efficiently maximising the number of vehicles which can safely pass through junctions while hitting a pothole can be expensive and even dangerous experience, so we look forward to seeing how drivers and road users more widely can benefit from the use of 21st century technology to repair their local roads more quickly."