Council get motorcycles to maintain roads

Published: 16 January 2008

Worcestershire County Council have started using BMW R1200GS motorcycles to respond quickly to minor defects on the roads, such as potholes.

Highways Liaison Officers Steve Murch said, “We look after 2,500 miles of roads and 1,800 miles of footways around the county, which involves checking them on an ongoing basis.

“Trying to get a standard vehicle through a busy town centre to check a possible pothole in rush hour or trying to find somewhere to safely park to repair a defect in the road surface of a narrow country lane are just some of the problems we face each day.

“But by shifting from four wheels to two, we can nip in and out of towns and stay out of the way on rural roads. We can check whether or not a defect is dangerous and take immediate action if it poses a hazard to road users.”

 

 

 

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  • The motorcycles will be used to respond to reported road defects