Glasgow girl spots employee utilizing ‘fast repair’ for pothole and feels council is ‘throwing cash’ away

A lady from Glasgow feels the short-term repair utilized to potholes by the council are a ‘waste of money and time’.

Jo Hallamby noticed a Glasgow City Council employee filling in a couple of hazardous holes with chilly asphalt, which acts as a short-term resolution to the issue.

The pedestrian was stunned when she noticed how rapidly the employee acted when he arrived on Hyndland Avenue in Partick to do his job, however says the issue will simply proceed.

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Jo advised Glagsow Dwell: “He pulled up in an electrical automobile. He bought a bag of chilly asphalt from the again of the van.

“Walked over to the drain first and poured half the bag in, stomped on it a few instances then put the opposite half of the bag within the different gap.

“He sat within the van for a couple of minutes. He then used the wheel of the van to flatten the pile of chilly asphalt.”

The passer-by understands the employee was merely finishing up his job, nevertheless, she thinks that the fast repair will find yourself costing the council extra and losing their worker’s time.

The pedestrian defined: “As soon as it rains or will get a bit icy I am certain it would elevate out, it isn’t going to final.

“It simply appears a waste of cash. They could possibly be saving all these luggage, the man’s effort and time to repair the roads correctly.

“The poor man has been despatched out to do a job, it isn’t his fault, the council have instructed him to try this however it would solely final a few weeks for those who’re fortunate.

“They’re throwing cash into holes actually.”

Cold asphalt is used as a temporary fix
Chilly asphalt is used as a short lived repair
(Picture: @jopech68/Twitter)

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Jo has seen the highway situations worsen throughout the town. She is fearful that the short-term repair utilized on Hyndland Avenue is being replicated all through Glasgow and he or she is asking for a extra everlasting resolution

She mentioned: “Is that what they’re doing to different holes in Glasgow?

“There’s holes in every single place they usually weren’t the worst I’ve seen, but that is how they’re coping with them.

“I simply thought it was a joke.”

A Glasgow Metropolis Council spokesman mentioned: “We at all times search to undertake first-time everlasting repairs the place ever attainable, however trendy supplies can present a right away and sturdy resolution when needed.

“The chilly asphalt we use is a nationally-approved materials and it’s hardened by being pushed over by autos.

“By utilizing chilly asphalt to restore faults, it’s supposed to make highway surfaces as secure as attainable as rapidly as attainable.

“These faults are monitored and the place wanted, we’d undertake everlasting resurfacing, which takes longer to schedule for numerous motive, together with notifications for highway closures.

“Our groups are additionally at the moment utilizing scorching asphalt for repairs and endeavor full resurfacing the place applicable.

“The winter interval is at all times a difficult time for highway upkeep because of environmental components similar to ice, frost, snow and rain mixed with the strain on highway surfaces from excessive volumes of site visitors.”


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