Infrared Road Repair
Local council considers infrared road repair technology to help with soaring road repair bills.
17:03 13 September 2021
Highland Council may soon use infrared road repair technology if a councillor's proposal is approved.
The council's road recovery programme has recently received a multimillion-pound investment to tackle the region's crumbling roads. This is in addition to the initial £20million cash investment released as part of the council's health and prosperity strategy.
Tain councillor Derek Louden, who recommended the use of infrared road repair (IRR), said: “Both the roads team leaders in Tain and Easter Ross are highlighting the success of infrared repairs in delivering low cost and durable pothole repairs,”
“Repairs that were done over six years ago are still in good condition now. This would make a welcome change to cold-tar repairs which are back out as soon as they are filled in.”
“Our roads team will deliver – but we have to give them the tools to do the job. Infrared is what they need. Let’s get this to them and fix our roads.”
IRR could form one element of the council's £2.5million investment for a scheme that seeks to kickstart economic recovery.