Bright concrete surfaces have a better light reflection than asphalt and therefore allow saving in highway lighting costs. In addition, it results in better night-time visibility for motorists. The smaller heat absorption also helps mitigate heat island effects in urban areas.
Other cement and concrete's credentials concern:
Durability and longevity, constituting a cost-effective and environmental advantage;
Safe and comfortable surfaces;
Techniques of soil treatment and land remediation;
Recyclability of concrete;
Use of low energy cements;
Lower fuel consumption for heavy trucks;
No danger of leaching.