Operational and maintenance

The pothole patcher – prevention is better than a cure

Creating new ideas and innovations is something the Peterborough Highway Services team excels at.

One example of this is the pothole patching machine.

It works by blowing the area clean and then spraying a hot bituminous emulsion to the area needing repair, followed by chippings. The surface is then immediately ready to take traffic.

As it’s only operated by one person it is safer, quicker, cheaper and more environmentally sustainable than traditional methods of defect repair.

Over the last year the patcher has increased productivity by four times and reduced cost by over 50 per cent, compared to conventional methods