25 November 2021 | Innovation | Environment | Our Work

LCRIG President discusses Project Amber

Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) President Will Britain is featured in the latest edition of Transportation Professional where he talks about Project Amber.

Transportation Professional is the magazine of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT), and is acknowledged as the publication with the broadest reach to the highways and transportation sector in the UK.

Will is featured in the November/December 2021 issue of the publication where he talks about how the condition of highway surfacing along Blackpool Promenade was improved prior to this year’s switch on of the town’s illuminations using an asphalt preservation that promises an 88% reduction in carbon emissions compared to conventional resurfacing.

Specification of the treatment was carried out as part of the town’s ‘Project Amber’ framework initiative which aims to trial new ways of improving roads faster, in a more environmentally sustainable manner and at lower cost.

In the article, Will – who is Head of Highways at Blackpool Council -, says: “We want authorities elsewhere to take up Project Amber and need to rid the word ‘pothole’ from the highway vocabulary. It is all about being smarter with your choices, keeping on top of the highway condition and using the right treatment.”

You can find out more information about Project Amber by visiting https://projectamber.org.uk

Members of CIHT can login and read the latest issue of Transportation Professional here.

Image 1 source – Transportation Professional.