Lancashire County Council's Pothole Praise
Lancashire County Council’s smart solution to potholes praised by Minister Chris Grayling.
20:21 30 April 2018
Lancashire County Council is resolving its problems with potholes using rented six machines that use a jet-powered patching technique to fix deep holes as well as repair minor areas of damage as a preventative measure. The cost of filling each hole is between £8 and £15, which is a lot cheaper to the previous methods used that cost £50 per fix.
The move was praised by Transport minister Chris Grayling, who said: “It’s good to see Lancashire County Council now being so proactive over potholes. The solution to this is not just more money.
“What you’re seeing from this council is the use of smart technology to solve a problem in a way that wasn’t available in the past.
“I think we have got to do a much better job on the quality of road surfaces and how well repairs are made.
“We are doing a lot of work in the department as to how we get much better technology working on our roads.
“When potholes arise they need to get fixed quickly so I think better technology and better road surfaces are needed which are less likely to crumble.
“It’s neither a temporary fix nor a solution but this is a really positive step. It doesn’t last forever but it doesn’t last for three months either.”
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