Aug 25, 2017

LA streets painted white (Pics)

The Los Angeles’ local government has painted a number of streets white in an effort to lower temperatures.

Coating a road in a lighter colour can reflect heat, as opposed to dark asphalt which absorbs 80 - 95% of sunlight.

The layering costs up to $40,000 per mile and lasts for five to seven years.

The Cool Pavement Pilot Project is taking place across the city, where a product called CoolSeal was first applied to Jordan Avenue in Canoga Park.

The Bureau of Street Services say the goal of the project is to decrease “the risk of heat-related deaths and to save energy by reducing air conditioning”.

(Pics : Demilked)

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