Huthwaite road 'worse than ever' one year after 'abysmal' repair
A Huthwaite road is now 'worse than ever' one year after a video of workers filling the hole went viral.
In August 2018, a video posted by Huthwaite businessman Brian Tonks showed VIA workmen pour material into a hole outside his shop on Main Street and then drive away from the scene.
Nottinghamshire County Council defended the 'permanent' repair, saying: "The material that has been used in this video is Viafix, manufactured by Viatec, and is an easy to use and cost-effective material.
"The material can be poured into a hole in any weather conditions and the overrunning of vehicles compacts it”.
However, 12 months later, the road is 'worse than ever'.
He said: "The road is a disaster after the abysmal repair.
"The hole in the road is now significantly bigger, so the repair was a complete waste of taxpayer's money.
"It seems that what Notts County Council class as a permanent repair is different to other councils.
"If they had done a proper repair it would have lasted a number of years - they should be held accountable for this."
Mr Tonks said of the original repair: “It’s ridiculous - it is the second time they have filled the same hole in six months . they didn’t even pat it down - they just left it for cars and lorries to run over it.
“I can understand the need to do remedial repairs - but at what cost?
"It should be more than just a temporary quick fix. they could at least roller it in. "
The hole causes a nuisance because it fetching stones up which hit customers cars parked outside the shop.”
On Nottinghamshire County Council's website, they say that small potholes are repaired using a 'bagged material' that 'self levels'.
Their website states: "For smaller potholes we use a cold bagged material which can be poured into the hole. The material self levels and forms a very hard surface, making the road safe.
"For larger potholes we cut out a section of the road around the hole, clear out old material and fill it with hot material.
"If a road has lots of potholes it may require more work like patching or resurfacing."
Nottinghamshire County Council has been contacted for comment.