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Specialist pothole machinery set to stay

Road wear as a result of the recent cold weather leaving badly deteriorating roads, potholes, and on the pavements as well.

Road wear as a result of the recent cold weather leaving badly deteriorating roads, potholes, and on the pavements as well.

Two specialist ‘jetpatcher’ machines are to stay in Derbyshire until mid-July to continue work to fix potholes across the county.

Derbyshire County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, Councillor Dean Collins said: “We’re pleased with the work that the Jetpatchers are doing across the county and are able to extend their work for another 10 weeks.

“The extreme wet 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.”

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. Extending the hire of the machines will cost a further £500,000.

It’s all part of work to help the council clear the backlog of urgent repairs caused by the extreme wet winter weather.

 

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