Highways Maintenance Newsletter – July 2018

Two new dragon patchers will soon be out helping to repair Hampshire’s roads damaged by the extreme cold snap earlier this year.

The County Council will be matching the £3million allocated by the Government’s national Pothole Fund to Hampshire with a further £3million which will go immediately into more ‘Find and Fix’ gangs across the county, and also on two new dragon patcher machines working exclusively on Hampshire roads.

The dragon patcher is quick and efficient: it can repair a defect five times faster than traditional methods, and is effective in all weathers as its ‘flame’ is able to heat and dry a wet road surface before repairing it. The whole operation, which is done by only one person working from the cabin, and another managing traffic, takes just a few minutes, and the road is ready to use immediately afterwards.

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