Skye roads have become notorious for their pot holes and here at The Skye Times we’ll put the spotlight on them if you send us a picture.
However, things may be moving in the right direction if the Highland Council’s latest state of the art road repair vehicle lives up to expectation.
In recent months the authority has been trying out the specialist machine which uses a spray injection patching process, operated by a single operator and can fill a pothole in about 5 minutes.
Now the Council have placed an order for their own and until it’s delivered later this year they will be hiring two of the machines to target the backlog of repairs in what is considered to be the most efficient means of doing so and at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.
However, while some Skye roads have benefitted already with the Highland Council managing and maintaining 6,754km of roads, 1,700km of footways and 2,180 bridges and culverts, it is going to take some time to get fully on top of the problem.
Vice Chair of the Council’s Community Services Committee, Councillor Richard Greene said: “Highland Council are very aware of the concerns raised with them by members of the public in regard to deteriorating road surfaces. The ruling Independent Administration have given these issues high priority and these machines, together with the new one on order, will assist tremendously in early repair action.”
Meanwhile members of the public can report potholes or any other road issues online via the council’s website.