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Self-repairing smart road surfaces that change colour when ice starts to form are what road users want. So says BBC Radio 4 journalist Alun Lewis, once a civil engineer, whose light-hearted look at public attitudes to the asphalt industry opened last Wednesday's conference. Lewis was reporting on an informal survey he had carried out in preparation for his contribution. He had spoken to a wide range of surfacing users, from Formula 1 designers to old age pensioners, and his sometimes ...

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