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Potholes work is almost finished
7:00pm Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
A PROJECT to patch up potholes on more than 350 roads in Worcestershire is set to finish next week.
Worcestershire County Council launched this year’s £3 million surface-dressing programme in April. Since then more than 1.78 million square metres of road have undergone repair work.
The process, which costs about a tenth of full resurfacing, sees a coat of bitumen sprayed on to surfaces followed by one or more layers of stone chippings.
Coun John Smith, the county council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Despite the 'great'
British weather doing its best to throw as much cold weather as it can at us last winter, the county council has been able to continue its investment in the roads and ensure they are ready for whatever weather comes next. This is not a cheap option but it is the best way to make sure our roads can stand up to what the coming season has in store.”
He added: “A full resurfacing would cost significantly more and, importantly, would be wasteful as the roads identified do not need that level of repair.”
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