New technology has been credited with helping to maintain and repair Nottinghamshire County Council’s road network.
Mechanised patching equipment has helped to maintain more than 35,500sq metres of mainly urban roads, while the Roadmaster patching vehicle has worked on 61 sites, treating surface defects, filling cracks and removing potholes.
The equipment supports the council’s strategy of preserving the condition of sound road surfaces through surface dressing and improving worn out roads by resurfacing, while still addressing the backlog of repairs that are needed across the highways network, according to a report by Newark Advertiser.
In addition, new video technology has been used to survey the county’s unclassified (not A or B) road network recently as well.
John Cottee, chairman of the communities and place committee, said: “We have invested an additional £24m of highways funding over the last three years for maintenance and repairs and it is vital that we look to keep the 2,734 miles of roads in as safe as condition as possible for our residents and those who travel through our county.”