Velocity helps get Buckinghamshire’s roads ready for winter
23/01/2017 Highways Reporters
Road repairs specialist Velocity has helped repair thousands of potholes and defects in Buckinghamshire over a six-week period.
Working closely with Transport for Buckinghamshire, a private/public sector partnership between the County Council and Ringway Jacobs, Velocity used its spray-injection patching technique to carry out the repairs ahead of the winter period.
Unlike traditional techniques, the repairs are cold-applied, spraying emulsion coated aggregate into defects at high velocity, compacting from the bottom-up creating a perfect seal with the existing surface.
Each repair takes just two minutes, when it is ready for traffic immediately. Velocity’s Leon Ryan said: “As well as the productivity advantages of Velocity patching, the cost of repairs is a third of that of traditional patching methods. And because the repairs are permanent, they won’t need replacing again by spring next year.
“The work we carried out helps to make sure that Buckinghamshire’s roads are in better condition for winter, proactively tackling defects that would otherwise create a bigger problem.
“The materials that we use are designed for specific conditions. Now, we’re using our specially developed cold weather materials, and have been carrying out repairs throughout the UK all winter.”
TfB operations manager Jason Parfitt added: “Velocity is cost effective and efficient. We need a mixed approach to pothole repairs in Buckinghamshire, to account for the different types of road surface and varying traffic flows, but Velocity has provided us with a great solution to defects, particularly on the more rural roads in the county.”