Harrow Council has released a video on their social media channels, shedding light on their process for temporarily fixing potholes.
Last week, Harrow Council leader Paul Osborn commented about the potholes issue in the MyHarrow newsletter. He said: “With an improvement in the weather, we’re now moving forward with a borough-wide programme of repairs.
“We’re prioritising those routes that get the most traffic and in many cases are making quick hard-wearing temporary repairs that minimise disruption to road users with more substantial resurfacing to follow.”
In the new video, the council’s team can be seen repairing roads across Harrow. Whilst the repairs are only temporary, they are much needed prior to full resurfacing that will start in the coming months.
“Potholes – everyone’s talking about it, and it’s a nation-wide issue. The weather in the last few months has created the ideal conditions for potholes – caused when rain penetrates cracks in the road, freezes, expands and breaks up the road surface,” the council explain.
Potholes – a national issue everyone is talking about & created when rain gets into cracks, freezes, expands & breaks road surfaces
With better weather we’re starting a programme of repairs prioritising main routes. In many cases temp repairs are carried out to reduce disruption pic.twitter.com/QJs5UGViAm
— Harrow Council (@harrow_council) April 10, 2023
“Our engineers constantly monitor the condition of our roads. With the weather improving, we’re moving forward with a programme of repairs – prioritising our main routes that get the most traffic.
“In many cases, we’re making quick hard-wearing temporary repairs to minimise disruption (as seen here).”
“Over the coming months, we plan to resurface more than 60 roads and pavements to maintain high standards for the long term.”
The issue of potholes is a significant concern across the UK, with motorists and cyclists highlighting the safety hazards they pose.
The Harrow Council’s proactive approach to repairing and maintaining their roads will no doubt be welcomed by residents and road users in the area.