The speed and efficiency of roadway development could be dramatically increased by replacing traditional bitumen and gravel with prefab modular components that slot together like Lego blocks.

Dutch company VolkerWesslers has developed prefabricated road blocks made from recycled plastic that are lightweight and highly durable. The modular units can be assembled into finished roads on site by simply piecing them together. This translates into all the benefits traditionally brought by prefabricated building – quicker and more convenient…