New machine to fill twice as many potholes in Brent

17 June 2019

Twice as many potholes are set to be filled in Brent, as the borough becomes the first in the capital to adopt the widespread use of spray-injection patching to repair roads.

Brent Council and road repair specialists Velocity are pioneering the innovative approach, which tackles potholes and other road defects with minimal traffic disruption.

Previously around 25 traditional 'excavate and fill' repairs could be completed each day. But the new technique doubles this, to more than 50 a day.

The process saves taxpayers' money and, because it's so fast, means road closures aren't necessary - minimising inconvenience for road users.

The programme follows a successful trial where more than 70 of the borough's roads were repaired with positive feedback from residents.

Councillor Shama Tatler, Brent Council's lead member for Regeneration, Highways and Planning, said: "We want to keep traffic moving and make our roads the best they can be - despite the significant and on-going Government funding cuts.

"We believe this new way of filling potholes quickly will improve the condition and appearance of our road network while giving taxpayers even better value for money."

Velocity will be visiting every ward in the borough, spending on average two weeks in each. This will be repeated in 2020.