SHROPSHIRE Council’s two Roadmaster vehicles will be tackling potholes on rural roads in north and central Shropshire this month as part of ongoing efforts to improve the county’s roads.

Two Roadmasters currently operate during the spring and summer months.

Each month they treat roads in specified zones,

In August they will be operating in zone 4 (north) and zone 8 (central).

Each Roadmaster uses compressed air to blow water or dirt out of a pothole that needs repairing and then fill it with hot bitumen and chippings.

The repair is compacted by a roller and sealed with a layer of surface dressing, meaning a better quality of repair according to the Council.