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Derbys: County Council brings in the jetpatchers to speed up pothole repairs

Derbyshire County Council is looking to speed up pothole repairs

Derbyshire County Council is looking to speed up pothole repairs

Derbyshire County Council is spending £100,000 to hire two specialist jetpatcher machines to speed up repairs to potholes across the county.

The jetpatcher uses a high velocity air stream to clear existing holes of any debris and water as well as laying and compacting new asphalt.

The council is looking to clear the backlog of urgent repairs caused by the wet winter weather.

The council’s roadworkers are already working extra hours to help fix the backlog of potholes, and the jetpatchers will give an extra boost to their work.

Deputy cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport, Coun Dean Collins said: “We’re doing all we can to mend as many potholes as fast as we can, and the jetpatcher machines will speed up progress.”

“The extreme winter weather has taken its toll on our roads, but I can assure people that we are doing all we can to repair our roads as soon as possible.”

 

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