Introducing the Glow-in-the-Dark Highway
'Route 66 of the future' meant to save energy
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Apr 15, 2014 11:06 AM CDT
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(Newser) – What's flat, half a kilometer long, and glows in the dark like something out of a Tron movie? If you guessed a stretch of highway in the Netherlands, you're right. The N329 highway outside of Oss is part of a project to improve the common highway. The 500-meter stretch of road is painted with a photo-luminescent powder that gathers energy during the day and releases the green light at night, replacing the need for energy-consuming street lights. What else is in store for the "Route 66 of the future"?

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dan6807
Apr 19, 2014 3:26 PM CDT
What a great idea. Good thing it never snows in the Netherlands cause that would cover the paint. Oh Wait...
nothere
Apr 18, 2014 10:54 AM CDT
How do you turn off glow in the dark spray paint in a time of war? it will lead the enemy straight to your door step. Just Sayin' not every thing is a good idea all the time.
Flyer3237
Apr 16, 2014 9:11 PM CDT
If you ever want to have your next meal (breakfast) after driving all night then this is food for thought: reflective paint saves lives. Regular paint does not have reflective characteristics however reflective chips in road marking paint does! Its a No brainer, duh! So, how many states skip on this one safety tip? Most of them..... stupid politicians!