Do we really not have anything better than bitumen to make roads?

Yeah bitumen is great to drive on but it wears out very quickly. I live on a very busy main road and the road gangs are always out there at night just about every week resurfacing the road that thousands of cars, trucks and buses tear up every day. Even the road surfaces that are 'good' are all warped and... show more Yeah bitumen is great to drive on but it wears out very quickly.
I live on a very busy main road and the road gangs are always out there at night just about every week resurfacing the road that thousands of cars, trucks and buses tear up every day.
Even the road surfaces that are 'good' are all warped and corrugated and bumpy and full of small potholes.
If we can put a man on the moon why cant we find something more durable than bitumen to drive on?
Is it a cost thing, do we use it because its cheap? Surely the cost of employing so many road workers and paying them whatever penalty rates for working at midnight would have to be taken into account?
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