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Highways Special

This week NCE gets on the road, to take a look at highways.

In Leicester, Margo Cole saw the demolition and replacement of a viaduct that was first built in 1896.

In Spain, Alexandra Wynne went to Valencia to look at the race to stabilise the ground ready to trasform the city streets into a Formula One racetrack.

We also take a look at some of the new materials used to make roads. Colas UK are developing a vegetable-based alternative to bitumen.

Finally, for those frustrated by heavy traffic on the M1, look here to see what the original motorway looked like - in authentic black and white - when it was opened 50 years ago, on 20 January 1958.

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