What is ‘jet patching’ and how will it help local roads?
A SPECIAL treatment is being used to fix crater-hit country roads in East Dunbartonshire.
The council has hired two specialist contractors who use a ‘jet patching’ process to repair potholes.
The treatment has already been tried out on a number of routes in the Kirkintilloch area. David Devine, the council’s head of roads, said: “Harsh winters can really leave their mark on our roads and this process is a highly effective way of repairing potholes on rural roads.
“In the right conditions the average jet-patcher repair can take just two minutes, and due to the speed of the process it can be carried out under mobile works, therefore limiting the need for traffic management systems.”
A number of roads in the Torrance area will be next to undergo the treatment.
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