Stoke-on-Trent reports that it has repaired 10,000 m² of road with the JCB PotholePro in just 130 days. Using traditional methods, this task would have taken 1,040 days, it says – nearly three years.
The milestone 10,000th square metre of road to be fixed was in Finch Place, Brindley Ford, by the city council’s highways team.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council became the first organisation in the UK to invest in the PotholePro last year, having trialled the technology for several months. JCB says that other UK local authorities across the UK are starting to follow suit and invest in the machine.
Stoke councillor Daniel Jellyman, cabinet member for infrastructure, regeneration and heritage, said: “We are delighted with the success of the JCB PotholePro and the speed at which it is maintaining the city’s road network. To have competed almost three years of work in just over four months is astounding and speaks volumes for this solution over traditional methods. It’s proving so effective across the city that councillors and residents are actively asking for the PotholePro when a highway network issue arises. Put simply, the JCB PotholePro delivers a consistent and permanent repair in a fraction of the time. We are also able to deploy it on a multitude of other tasks and this delivers huge rewards in terms of time saved.”