by Phil Hobson on 17 December, 2007
Some roads get their potholes filled in with a bit of tarmac hammered in, some get the surrounding road surface cut-out and re-laid with new tarmac and sealed. Other reported repairs get a treatment called ‘velocity patching’.
What is velocity patching?
We’ve had two examples of this work completed by this method: High Beech Lane and Hill Top (off Newport Road).
Both with very different results.
High Beech Lane seems to be holding OK – but the team will be keeping an eye on this.
Hill Top is not. Just days after the treatment to Hill Top’s road surface was completed, I was asked to rush around by some residents to see, what could only be described then, as a mess. Whole handfulls of chippings were loose.
Highways have just got back to me to say that they disagree that the treatment has failed. The residents and I say it has.
So, stalemate there for the moment.
However, Highways have been out ot look at the road surface and confirmed today that they will send out a gang to work on some more temporary repairs.
Hill Top resident’s were promised a new road surface this financial year and didn’t get it. They got something as a temporary measure. But a promise is a promise and I will hold MCC to their commitments.6 Comments