Developing sustainable transportation infrastructure faces challenges of budgets, soils and durability. That’s where PRS-Neoweb geocell comes in. PRS-Neoweb™ geocells create a strong base for high quality roads that last longer at a lower cost. Limited budgets can then be allocated to new construction and maintaining aging infrastructure.
As a sustainable construction method, PRS-Neoweb can use on on-site, marginal and recycled materials for infill to reduce construction costs. This has a ripple effect on by reducing the use of quality aggregate, hauling, and onsite placement and compaction. The high modulus of Neoloy-based PRS-Neoweb also enables a reduction in the thickness of the road layers.
At the same time, PRS-Neoweb extends the pavement service life, thereby reducing operating expenses and long term maintenance. And improving road conditions has far reaching impacts: in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emission it can help save lives. Improving the conditions of roads can reduce the number of car-related fatalities. Poor road conditions are responsible for roughly one out of three car related fatalities (US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Improving the quality of national road systems could save thousands of lives every year.
Benefits of PRS-Neoweb
- Utilize recycled asphalt (RAP) and concrete and other non-cohesive granular fill, such as sand
- High dimensional stability under dynamic loading and thermal cycling
- Very high resistance to environmental conditions, oxidation and UV degradation over time.
- Lower infill qualities and quantities
- Reduce the use of virgin materials and quarrying.
- Reduce haulage and earthmoving equipment
- Decrease fuel use, pollution and the carbon footprint
- Minimize on-site disruption from dust, erosion and runoff.
- Meets sustainable (and LEED) goals of using local, native or recycled materials for infill
- Advanced water management technique by maximizing infiltration in structural layers
- Reduces runoff and flooding, and increases filter of pollutants by the soil.
- Extend service life and reduce repairs
- Lower operational and maintenance costs, as well as total life-cycle costs (Total Cost of Ownership).
- All-weather roads in rural areas of developing regions increase farmers’ ability to get goods to market
- Simple installation lets local work crews receive on-site training and work on project