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Roadmasters ready to tackle potholes on Shropshire’s rural roads in August

Related topics: Highways, transport and environmental maintenance / Partner organisations

a roadmaster treating a rural road

Shropshire Council’s two Roadmaster vehicles will be tackling potholes on rural roads in north and central Shropshire next month [August 2022] as part of ongoing efforts to improve the county’s roads.

Two Roadmasters currently operate during the spring and summer months.

Each month they treat roads in specified zones – shown on this Roadmaster zones map.

In August they will be operating in zone 4 (north) and zone 8 (central).

Each Roadmaster uses compressed air to blow water or dirt out of a pothole that needs repairing and then fill it with hot bitumen and chippings.

The repair is compacted by a roller and sealed with a layer of surface dressing – meaning a better quality of repair.

See a Roadmaster in action in this short video

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways, said:

“The Roadmasters are an important part of our efforts to improve the county’s roads. Their work helps us to repair potholes quickly, and with a high quality of repair, and makes a huge difference to our roads.”

For information about other planned highways maintenance work being carried out in August, click here.