Thursday 09 April 2020

First glowing road opened near Oss

A 500 metre stretch of highway near Oss has become the first in the country to have its markings made from light-absorbing paint which glows in the dark.

The paint was developed by construction group Heijmans and absorbs light during the day. It then glows for up to eight hours, showing motorists where the edge of the road is and other key markings

The ‘glowing lines’ project was devised by artist Daan Roosegaarde, who says the paint is a good option now some road lighting is being switched off at night.

‘The focus is always on making cars cleverer and more energy neutral, but roads help determine the landscape,’ he told the broadcaster.

Heijmans is keen to use the paint on other roads but has not yet negotiated any more contracts, Nos said.

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