More potholes to be tackled by Multihog machines in October
Shropshire Council’s three Multihog road planer machines will be tackling more potholes and other defects on roads across Shropshire next month [October 2022].
The Multevo Multihog planes off the road surface to enable a squared-off hole to be filled by a following gang. It’s quicker than having to saw-cut and break-out the defective road by hand – tackling potholes and other defects more quickly and effectively
In October the Multihogs and their crews are set to treat the following roads:
Crew 1 (Central Shropshire)
30 September to 4 October – C5147 Priest Weston
5 to 7 October – B5067 Berwick Road
10 October – Longden Road, Shrewsbury
11 to 13 October – Winnington
14 to 17 October – A49 Hadnall
18 to 26 October – Mytton Oak Road
27 October – Neachley Lane, near Shifnal
28 October to 2 November – Belvidere Avenue, Shrewsbury
Crew 2 (South Shropshire)
3 to 13 October – A458 Stourbridge Road
15 October – Churchbridge junction to Dale House, Boraston
13 to 21 October – A458 Stourbridge Road
21 to 22 October – A458 Stourbridge Road island
24 to 25 October – B5477 Church Stretton
26 to 28 October – B4364 Loughton to Cleobury North
31 October to 5 November – A489 from B4370 to Plowden
Crew 3 (North Shropshire)
29 September to 5 October- Turners Lane, Whitchurch
6 October – Trevor Avenue, St Martins
7 to 8 October – Baschurch to Walford Heath
10 to 11 October – TBC
12 to 28 October – Hinstock, Marsh Lane to Ellerton junction
31 October – TBC
For more information about each scheme, see and search the interactive map on the one.network website.
Using the Multihog the council can reduce the likelihood of potholes forming in the short-to-medium term and cut down on the need for road closures.
Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for highways, said:
“The Multihogs are a hugely important part of our work to tackle potholes and improve the county’s roads.
“It’s a really important part of our strategy to deliver meaningful repairs to roads across Shropshire, and make them safer for all road users.”
Since April 2021, more than 40,000 potholes have been repaired across the Shropshire Council area.
As well as the Multihogs, other methods used to tackle potholes include the two Roadmasters that treat potholes on rural roads, ‘find and fix’ repairs, and more traditional repairs by gangs.
Meanwhile, the council’s annual resurfacing and surface dressing programmes help to improve the county’s roads and prevent potholes forming in the first place.
Since the Multihog was officially adopted in late March 2021, the volume of the road network repaired has risen to around 150m² per gang each day, with three teams deployed across the county. This means an average of 9,000m² of road can be treated each month.