How ground source heat pumps could be used to stop potholes in your road

Pot holes are a scourge to British motorists
Ground source heat pumps will be used to fix potholes by regulating road temperatures as part of a trial from National Highways and the University of Surrey (Image credit: Getty Images)

A project that will trial the use of geothermal energy as a means to regulate the temperature of UK roads has been announced.

The initiative could keep roads from melting in the summer and freezing in the winter, therefore preventing the creation of potholes and improving road safety. 

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