Hot boxes to help ease pothole hell

New 'hot boxes' have been bought by Fife Council which will make it easier to fill potholes in the Kingdom

New 'hot boxes' have been bought by Fife Council which will make it easier to fill potholes in the Kingdom

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NEW equipment has been bought by Fife Council to help ease the scourge of pot-holes across east of Fife communities.

The authority has recently acquired some new ‘hot-boxes’, equipment which holds and releases the materials used to fill holes quickly.

A pothole

A pothole

Lib Dem councillor Tim Brett was amongst those welcoming the move, saying the hot-boxes, arriving in July, would provide more durable repairs than those made in the past.

He said: “The problem of potholes and patchings up which do not last any length of time is one which causes much annoyance and inconvenience to road users, and is a particular hazard for cyclists.

“I’ve asked the head of transportation for a demonstration of the new equipment when it arrives, in order that elected members have a better understanding of how it will work.

“A job done well first time should save on the same pothole having to be repaired several times over.”

Several drivers have written to the Mail over the past few months to complain about the condition of some routes, particularly in rural areas.