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)