A company in Russia’s Leningrad region has laid a small section of strawberry-scented asphalt as an experiment to help solve the problem of unpleasant odors.
The hot asphalt when road sections are being laid or fixed smells quite poignant and it’s certainly not the most enticing odor in the world. Luckily, we may have a solution for removing this smell, as companies are beginning to come up with solutions to this issue. Just a few months after a Polish company came up with floral-scented asphalt to improve working conditions for the people working with it on a daily basis, a Russian company has successfully laid a 700-meter-long stretch of road using strawberry-scented asphalt.
“The contractor came up with this solution, this was their own initiative,” Russia’s Interfax news agency announced. “Many people do not like the smell of overheated bitumen, which spreads during the repair process, so they decided to try it.”
Laid on June 30th, in Leningrad’s Vsevolozhsk district, the 700-meter-long strawberry-scented asphalt road is part of Russia’s Safe High-Quality Roads national project. About 300 tons of strawberry-scented asphalt mix were produced for this experiment.
It is still unclear for how long the scent was there and if the scent completely overruled the unpleasant smell. However, it is proved that the scent does not affect the quality of the asphalt used.