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New ‘find and fix’ service tackles potholes on Shropshire’s rural roads

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Two workmen carrying out find and fix pothole repairs on a country lane ear Adcote

Find and fix pothole repairs being carried out near Adcote

A new way of tackling potholes on Shropshire’s rural roads has enjoyed a successful 12 month trial.

Under Shropshire Council’s ‘find and fix’ service, six gangs operate across the county. They identify, or respond to, defects on the county’s U and C roads, and go out and fix them permanently.

The gangs generally tackle potholes that are three metres or less and considered dangerous. They will cut out the hole, clear it of debris, add emulsion to help adhere the tarmac, add the tarmac, flatten it with a wacker plate, then paste around the edges to make it as water-tight as possible.

Councillor Dean Carroll, Cabinet member for highways, joined a gang on Bunny Lane near Adcote, to see work at first-hand and meet one of the gangs. See video below.

Councillor Carroll said:

Councillor Dean Carroll in a country lane where find and fix potholes repairs are taking place

“The Find and Fix teams have played a huge part in the success we’ve had tackling over 27,000 potholes in the past year, and in making our road network safer and more useable for our residents.

“I want to say thank you to all of the gangs carrying out this work. It really is making a difference.”