Kier and Shropshire Council have appointed highway maintenance specialist Multevo to form part of the Shropshire Highways Alliance to improve service delivery across the network following a series of successful trials.
The trio’s partnership is the result of a strategic initiative undertaken between Shropshire Council and their term-maintenance contractor Kier.
A series of trials were undertaken specifically reviewing different machines and methods aimed to tackle problematic potholes to find a more permanent and cost-effective solution.
Permanent first-time-fix repair rates have already soared to around 150m² per day and based on these achievements the number of teams have trebled to three in total deployed in different areas. This means an impressive average of 9,000m² could be now completed each month.
James Birch, Managing Director of Kier, Local Highways: “Utilising Multevo with the Multihog is very fast, its efficient, its cost-effective, it reduces health and safety risk of HAVS exposure to our teams.
“This process reduces traffic movement risk for our valued highways operatives as well as decreasing the time required on site within traffic management setups which greatly reduces network disruption for road users.”
Multevo is taking the same journey as the other partners in the alliance which is important and we’re all working as one unique team to deliver the best possible service for the council and communities, according to the company.