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Double trouble for New Forest roads in need of repairs
5:00pm Monday 11th March 2013 in News
REPORTS of road defects – including potholes – in the New Forest has doubled on a year ago, Hampshire County Council said.
It said it was now taking emergency action in March and April to step-up repairs in the district.
Deputy leader and executive member for environment and transport at Hampshire County Council, Cllr Mel Kendal, said: “We will be increasing the number of gangs fixing potholes in these two districts where the issue of potholes is significantly worse than the rest of the county.
“They will be using a combination of specialist patching techniques such as jet patching, as well as traditional hot treatment patching to tackle this pothole problem.
“Some temporary pothole repairs will still be necessary however at those sites where the pothole poses a safety risk, until we can arrange permanent repairs.
“With all the rainfall we have had over the past 12 months, as well as the more recent snowfall and extended period of freezing temperatures, our roads have been under constant attack from water.”
Drainage will also be checked.