Pothole repairs to last longer in Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 17:52 05 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:01 26 October 2009

Pothole repairs are to last longer

Pothole repairs are to last longer

A NEW procedure for filling potholes, which means repairs last longer, has been implemented across Times Territory. Hertfordshire Highways is now using a more planned, permanent response, using heated materials to do a more watertight patch, providing bet

A NEW procedure for filling potholes, which means repairs last longer, has been implemented across Times Territory.

Hertfordshire Highways is now using a more planned, permanent response, using heated materials to do a more watertight patch, providing better value.

The method reduces the need for return visits, as well as improving the general condition of the road.

Highways workers used to aim to fill all reported potholes within 24 hours. However, that timeframe has been extended after a trial run showed some potholes were mended within two weeks using the more permanent, and time-consuming, method.

County councillor Stuart Pile said: "We know how much of a problem potholes are we're always on the look-out for the latest methods for making repairs as effective as possible.

"The quick-fixes can deteriorate rapidly so it's good news that the trials for the new longer-lasting repair procedure have been so successful.

"Potholes frequently appear between inspection dates and that's why it's vital that residents report any problem areas to us.

"The more detail they can give, the better we can judge the most suitable response."

Potholes can be reported on www.hertsdirect.org/highwayfaults or 01438 737320.

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