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The National: Could a new material be the end to pothole misery?

By April 17, 2020 No Comments

THEY are the scourge of motorists across Scotland and beyond, but now a small north-east company is hoping to eradicate potholes from the nation’s roads.

Red Stag Materials has acquired the rights to make and distribute a cold asphalt product, EZ Street, which is proving a huge success in the USA and especially in Alaska and Washington state.

The UK has a pothole backlog that could take 11 years to repair, according to the latest Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey, and Red Stag Materials are hoping to tap into a market that could be worth £11bn in that period.