In Giethoorn, PlasticRoad faced a new challenge. The subsoil is causing issues with the existing infrastructure. The subsoil is sensitive to subsidence as a result of heavy loads and drought. Therefore, the province of Overijssel asked PlasticRoad to test the lightweight product on this location to tackle this issue.

The bike path is located along the N334 road in Giethoorn. Just like in Zwolle, the PlasticRoad has a length of 30 meters, the same amount of recycled plastics and an extensive sensor network in the hollow space of the road elements.

Settlements and improved installation

Drought and overloads cause problems with existing infrastructure. Giethoorn had a scoop: a new and improved way of installation was applied there. Among others, the elements were installed by driving over the already placed elements.