Jetpatchers to the pot hole repairs!

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Tue 30th April 2024

Derbyshire County Council is sending out ‘jetpatchers’ as part of the authority’s work to fill potholes in the area.
The news has been announced in the council’s latest update on their ongoing work to tackle potholes across Derbyshire.
A spokesman for the council said: “Alongside our reactive and resurfacing highways teams, we’ve also got several jetpatchers out on our roads carrying out pothole repairs.
“The jetpatchers started in March this year in some hotspots.
“They work best in reasonably dry and less windy conditions due to the way they operate: spray injecting aggregate bitumen and binder into defects after first cleaning and preparing the pothole area. This is why we don’t hire them in until the start of Spring and (in theory!) better weather conditions.”
The spokesman continued: “We focus our use of jetpatchers on more rural parts of the county because of the space they need (for both the vehicle and spraying area), the type of final repair they provide and to make them most efficient.
“So far, they have been across the county, including in or around Rosliston, Drakelow, Hardwick, Longford, Bretby, Holymoorside, Hope, Buxton, Ladybower, Ashover and Brackenfield.
“This is just one of the ways we are repairing our roads alongside pothole repairs and as much resurfacing as possible (both full roads and hotspot sections).
“But we know there’s lots more to do so we continue to have extra repair and resurfacing teams on, and they’re out seven days a week – a massive thank you to them.”
The council spokesman added: “We’ve been using two different types of jetpatchers: one that works from the back of the vehicle and is operated manually by a team, and another that works from the front of the vehicle and is all operated by the driver from the main cab.”

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