District highways teams launched by TfB

District highways teams launched by TfB

District highways teams launched by TfB

First published in News

TRANSPORT for Buckinghamshire has made changes to its operations in a bid to stay on top of road repairs at a more local level.

Buckinghamshire County Council’s transportation arm has established 15 district delivery teams working out of three depots – High Wycombe, Amersham and Aylesbury.

TfB said the move means parish and town councils can work more directly with their Local Area Technician to tackle road-related priorities.

Cllr Ruth Vigor-Hedderley, BCC’s Cabinet Member for Transport, said: 'This new way of working will mean that each area of the county gets the same attention from us.

“Although the north of the county is geographically larger, it is more rural with a similar number of roads to the other district areas.

“This change will mean that our work can be planned more efficiently, with a specific programme for each crew, for each area.”

Each depot will have five crews – two pothole teams to primarily tackle major CAT1 potholes with one area maintenance crew responsible for minor kerbing, replacing broken gulley covers and hedge trimming.

A road patching unit will tackle road surfacing work and the traffic management crew will be tasked with preparing lane closures, traffic lights and road closures.

The crews will work on jobs solely in the district served by their depot.

There will also be two dedicated 'jetpatching' crews - a special vehicle which can quickly repair a high number of potholes in the same patch of road – as well as two footway repair teams and two minor works crews.

These teams will be split equally between the south and north of Bucks.

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10:12pm Sat 26 Apr 14

chesham20 says...

A complete lack of maintenance is the problem. This "new" system wil work, well that remains to be seen.
A complete lack of maintenance is the problem. This "new" system wil work, well that remains to be seen. chesham20
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9:57am Sun 27 Apr 14

mistamina says...

More tinkering, more consultations, more reports. more jobs-for-the-boys.
Stop all the re-arranging and just fill the wretched holes in the road, you have the money!
It really is not rocket science.
More tinkering, more consultations, more reports. more jobs-for-the-boys. Stop all the re-arranging and just fill the wretched holes in the road, you have the money! It really is not rocket science. mistamina
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11:35pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

If only every council employee reported defects they encountered on the way to work... Guess they know that it's not worth doing as they won't get fixed even when you do report them...
Just take the bus stop at the town end of Totteridge Road... reported over a month ago as dangerous to motorcycle uses and got an email back saying it won't damage a car! Then got an email asking me to ignore that email saying Ok it won't damage a car and there's not enough money to fix everything that needs fixing...
If the bfp would like to see these emails... just ask.
If only every council employee reported defects they encountered on the way to work... Guess they know that it's not worth doing as they won't get fixed even when you do report them... Just take the bus stop at the town end of Totteridge Road... reported over a month ago as dangerous to motorcycle uses and got an email back saying it won't damage a car! Then got an email asking me to ignore that email saying Ok it won't damage a car and there's not enough money to fix everything that needs fixing... If the bfp would like to see these emails... just ask. Mr Totterdge Hill
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10:34am Mon 28 Apr 14

Kania 2000 says...

Not quite sure how this will improve the quality of repairs or the total lack of preventative maintenance. But this way we will all know which teams are responsible !!!
Not quite sure how this will improve the quality of repairs or the total lack of preventative maintenance. But this way we will all know which teams are responsible !!! Kania 2000
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