Leicestershire roads resurfaced with chippings

Leicestershire's roads are to be resurfaced with old chippings, swept up from the same roads.

The county council is spending more than £2m on the recycling project which it said would preserve its roads for up to 10 years.

About 200 miles are involved in the scheme, which will continuing through to September.

The council has already spent millions of pounds repairing potholes caused by recent harsh winters.

Reusing chippings costs just a fifth of traditional resurfacing and also helps enhance skid residence, making roads safer to drive on, council officials said.

The work is being done at this time of year as bitumen and loose chippings bond to the road surface more effectively in warmer weather, the local authority said.

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