In a bid to combat the annoying issue of potholes plaguing Harrow’s roads, the council has trialled innovative machinery designed to revolutionise the way road defects are addressed.
The council recently released a video on YouTube (see below) showcasing the latest advancements in pothole repair technology.
The newly-introduced machinery, a collaborative effort between JCB and Thermal Road Repairs, was put to the test on Tuesday last week as part of a local market-testing trial across the borough. The aim is to significantly reduce the time spent on fixing potholes, providing a more efficient and long-lasting solution.
Councillor Paul Osborn, Leader of the Council, spoke about the potential of the cutting-edge equipment in this weeks newsletter. “This week I attended a local trial of some remarkable new kit that could help us fight back this ‘pothole season.’ We filled 1,300 potholes last winter and have invested a further £240,000 to combat them this year,” said Cllr Osborn.
The machines promise to deliver permanent pothole repairs in a fraction of the time compared to traditional methods. The council is actively collaborating with the suppliers to fine-tune the equipment to meet Harrow’s specific needs.
“We’re continuing to work with the suppliers of this innovative new kit to find the solution that’s right for Harrow, and hope to bring you further news on this in the coming weeks,” stated the newsletter.
As the work progresses, it’s hoped that this will be a more efficient and effective approach to tackling potholes in the community. What do you think? let us know in the comments on our socials.