One of the primary advantages Hebden X-Grid has over tarmac is that grass can be grown through it, making it much more attractive and environmentally friendly, while retaining its performance.

This lay-by on a main road in the North of England will be reserved for emergency vehicles when open. These photographs give a good illustration of best practice as the contractors, Will Bros, are allowing a proper amount of time for the grass to take hold.

Once the grass has grown and looks ready, it will actually need mowing and leaving for another week or two to strengthen before the lay-by can be opened properly.

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