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Nottinghamshire County Council's new 'Roadmaster' will improve pothole repairs

By Rachel Armitage

An innovative new machine is improving the way potholes and roads are being repaired in Nottinghamshire.

As part of Nottinghamshire County Council's £1.75m investment in new highways equipment, the brand new 'Roadmaster' has been road-tested on the county’s roads this summer, and the county council has now agreed to purchase the machine.

The Roadmaster is an all-in-one spray injection chip patching system, which seals the target area and fills in the potholes while regulating the surface, aiming to reduce the likelihood of the damage again.

Nottinghamshire County Council's Roadmaster (16447732)
Nottinghamshire County Council's Roadmaster (16447732)

Councillor John Cottee, Nottinghamshire County Council’s communities and place committee chairman, said: “We’ve been delighted with the positive impact that the new equipment has had on our repairs so far, providing us with another tool to repair and prevent road surface deterioration in the County and significantly improving productivity.

“Road repairs and resurfacing is one of our top priorities and this £1.75m is a long-term investment to save more money further down the line whilst improving the quality of road repairs, increasing productivity and extending the life expectancy of our roads and is another example of our continuing investment in the network.

“The new Roadmaster we have on order is due to be with us by the spring. It has a higher specification than the machine we’re currently using, including an integrated roller to provide an even better finish.”

TMr Cottee said that last year, the county council mended more than 115,000, after £20million was made available by the county council in 2018 to invest in Nottinghamshire’s roads.


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