The fight against potholes

Home » Latest News » The fight against potholes
Pothole repair by Velocity Patching

Cheshire East Council is trialling the latest technology in a bid to reduce the number of potholes across the Borough and improve conditions for drivers and cyclists.

A new method of pothole repair, called 'velocity patching', is due to begin in earnest after initial trials in the Nantwich area produced positive results.

Benefits of the system include:

 


  • A greater number of potholes are repaired compared to traditional methods;

  • Faster repairs means less disruption for road users;

  • No excavation is necessary, so there is no damage to lower layers of the road;

  • The vehicle can be sent to repair potholes quickly, meaning greater flexibility; and

  • A reduction in costs to the Council. 

There are currently two of these vehicles in operation in Cheshire East. One is slightly smaller and is better suited to urban locations.

Councillor Rod Menlove, Cabinet member in charge of environmental services, said: "Decades of underfunding, coupled with severe winters, general wear and tear and the recent heavy flooding has meant the standard of our roads is not what it should be.

"Velocity patching is one of the innovative techniques we are adopting to remedy the situation. It will allow us to repair more potholes in less time and that can only be a good thing for Cheshire East residents.

"The machines will be targeting some of the worst roads in the Borough and will be used to rectify problem areas identified through our Local Area Partnerships and local residents."

 

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Palace
Sat 18 May 6:07am  |  hits: 1,657

Following on from the award given to me in the Queens birthday honours list last year, I received an invite to the first Royal Garden Party of this season. As my guests I took my two elder granddaughters, Willow and Honesty, who both live in London now as that is where they study and work. My son, Jonathan, father to the girls, dropped us off at the main gates. We walked in presenting our...

Voices G s Poster For Aol
Fri 17 May 6:04am  |  hits: 961

Gilbert & Sullivan invite you...Tomorrow Saturday 18 May 2019!Audlem Voices, with visiting soloists Jane Johnson, Pamela Clarke, Philip Cartwright and Kevin Whitfield, will assemble in St James' Church at 7.30pm to delight and entertain you with a selection of fun and frolicsome, frantic and fiery, sometimes fatuous but always fantastic pieces from famous works by W S Gilbert and Arthur...

adas 1
Sun 19 May 6:07am  |  hits: 813

Start of summer planting, it is such good fun -- you know you want to come down today and help out. Flags up.... Plants out for the Bride (and us!)Anyone free tomorrow -- we have Millennium bed planting needing your touch. And a little bit more besides. There will be coffee and chocolates.Many thanksSuzie...