Delivering permanent repairs


Stoke-on-Trent councillor Abi Brown joins a JCB-organised webinar to discuss her city’s experience with the Pothole Pro. LAPV reports.

Pothole-preventing robot passes first road test


An autonomous robot designed to detect and fill cracks on roads has passed its first test outside of a laboratory.

National Pothole Day: What’s behind Multevo’s unique repair methodology?


With National Pothole Day upon us, Multevo discuss their versatile, compact and road legal Multihog machine and explain why it is the ideal road maintenance solution for local authorities.

‘Staggering’ two million vehicles damaged by potholes last year


The AA attended more than 600,000 incidents involving vehicles damaged by potholes last year, new figures released on National Pothole Day today reveal.

Pothole claims up record 40%, insurer reveals


The number of pothole-related claims increased by a record 40% last year when compared to 2022, the latest data from Admiral Car Insurance has revealed.

World's first pothole repair robot hits the roads


The world's first autonomous pothole repair robot, developed by tech company Robotiz3d, is about to undergo its first road test on the network in Hertfordshire.

£8bn of HS2 savings to be spent on ending pothole ‘blight’


Transport secretary Mark Harper has confirmed the allocations of an £8.3bn plan to resurface England’s pothole-marked road system, set out in the wake of HS2 cuts.

RAC sees record third quarter 'pothole call-outs'


The RAC has dealt with the highest number of pothole-related breakdowns seen in any third quarter since its records began in 2006.

London borough trials pothole patching machine


Redbridge Council is trialling a spray injection patching machine to fix potholes across the borough.

Council puts new pothole repair vehicle to the test


Cheshire West and Chester Council is assessing a new vehicle to join its fleet in the fight against potholes.

Pothole Pro delivers productivity boost


JCB’s Pothole Pro can help local authorities reduce their costs and improve their productivity. LAPV reports.

Dawsongroup takes delivery of five more Pothole Pros


JCB has struck a further deal with commercial asset supplier Dawsongroup for five more of its pothole fixing machines.

Council invests in a rapid road repairer


Northumberland County Council has invested in a rapid road repairer following a successful trial of the machine.

Dawsongroup takes delivery of six JCB Pothole Pros


JCB has struck a major new deal with Dawsongroup, a leading commercial asset supplier, for six of their pothole fixing machines to help tackle Britain’s nine-year backlog of road repairs.

Rod Stewart video prompts warning about DIY pothole repairs


Essex County Council has urged residents not to try and fix potholes themselves after Sir Rod Stewart was filmed carrying out repairs.

Coventry council’s purchase of JCB’s PotholePro ‘win, win’


Coventry’s highways service looks forward to rapidly fixing the area’s potholes thanks to its purchase of JCB’s innovative pothole machine.

Pothole breakdowns hit record high


RAC’s patrols attended over 10,000 pothole-related breakdowns last year – the equivalent of 27 every single day and the highest annual total since 2018.

Pothole-ridden roads in ‘perilous state’


Little progress has been made over the last year when it comes to improving road surfaces, the RAC says as it records the worst third quarter for pothole breakdowns in 15 years.

Shapps announces £15m congestion and pothole scheme


Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today announced a multimillion-pound scheme to improve traffic signals and explore the use of drones to help fix local roads.

JCB PotholePro delivers rapid permanent repair solution


JCB has developed a single-machine pothole repair solution to fix potholes permanently.

Local roads backlog exceeds £11bn, survey warns


The average local authority is facing a shortfall of £4.9m to repair and maintain local roads, new research has shown.


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