Technique ‘quickly and efficiently’ repairs potholes

Thurrock Council has enlisted the help of a high-tech and high-speed pothole repair team to improve the condition of roads in the area.

The team from Velocity – a specialist road repair company – use high-powered jets to clear potholes, seal them and then fill them in.

The technique repairs potholes in two minutes and leaves the road surface ready for traffic immediately – meaning no roads will have to be closed.

Velocity will be working on 39 roads in Thurrock over a three week period, during which time they will fill hundreds of potholes.

Cllr Aaron Watkins, portfolio holder for environment and highways, said: “By bringing in this technology the council will be able to get potholes repaired and filled throughout Thurrock, all in a very short space of time.

“The council knows that potholes are an important issue for our residents and by taking advantage of jet patching techniques we can quickly and efficiently make a significant impact on the number of potholes in our roads.

“This is yet another example of Thurrock Council investing in our road network and in improving the borough’s environment.”

23 May 2019

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