Bid to save £150,000 on pothole repairs in North Somerset

A new way of repairing potholes is being used by North Somerset Council to try to save at least £150,000 a year.

The "velocity patching" method needs only one specialist vehicle to clean a pothole, apply a layer of bitumen and fill it with aggregate.

Normally pothole repairs mean removing a patch of road which increases costs due to the disposal of this waste.

A trial was carried out in Wick St Lawrence and will now be rolled out across the district, the council said.

The vehicle will carry enough material to cover 200 sq m of repairs.

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