Potholes could soon be a thing of the past



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A new way of fixing potholes is being introduced on Central Bedfordshire’s roads this month to reduce pothole repair times dramatically.

Named the Velocity Patcher, the machine can fix up to 150 potholes per day and it can permanently repair a pothole in about two minutes – a fraction of the time it usually takes using a conventional method to do the job. The process leaves a permanent, level repair that means the council can quickly re-open the roads to traffic.

Cllr Brian Spurr, Executive Member for Sustainable Communities, Services, said: “Maintaining our roads is a key priority for the council, and we’re constantly investigating new ways to use technology to keep our road network moving.


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