Bedford Trials New Way Of Tackling Potholes

29 April 2010, 05:00

Bedford Borough Council are trialling a new technique of dealing with potholes on the area's roads.

They are amongst the first local authorities in the country to try "Safetrack Overboarding" and "Crack Infill" products - a method that treats cracks in the roads before they turn in to bigger and more dangerous potholes.

The materials can be laid in cracks in minutes and a ready within an hour.  The council say this new technology - although more expensive than traditional methods of filling in potholes - will mean they save money in the long run because they won't have to return to potholes to repair them time after time.

Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment and ransport said: "We are committed to finding better ways to look after roads in the borough.  The winter weather has caused problems across the country and we need to find ways to make sure roads in the borough meet the standards people expect.

"If this trial is successful we will have a product that is easy and quick to implement and can have a really positive effect on the condition of our roads."

Check out the photos of the trial on Avon Drive on Wednesday morning...