Potholes, can we fix them? With Pothole Pro, we can

Tests conducted by the company JCB with partners, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, have shown that potholes can be fixed four times quicker and at half the cost with a new and revolutionary machine – the Pothole Pro. Liberal Democrat Leader, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, has just written to the Chief Operating Officer of Unity, the organisation responsible for fixing the borough’s roads, requesting Pothole Pro be brought to Oldham.

Councillor Sykes said: “Potholes represent a real bugbear for drivers and for cyclists; not only do they make journeys uncomfortable; they also endanger lives and damage vehicles. In a survey conducted last week for National Pothole Day, some of our residents reported road surfaces across Oldham that were badly in need of repair.

Howard Sykes

“Fixing potholes is a high priority for many of our Council Taxpayers, and they want to see them fixed effectively and quickly, but at a reasonable cost. I believe that early results from Stoke show that Pothole Pro could be the fresh solution we are looking for – quicker and cheaper than current solutions – and I have asked that it be brought to Oldham. And if it is as good as JCB claim it is then maybe in next year’s survey we will only have happy residents and no reports of potholed streets.

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