Staffordshire County Council is bringing forward its defect repairs to keep the county moving.
Highways crews will be out throughout the winter ensuring the county’s worst potholes are made safe, before performing a longer-lasting repair.
The recent rainfall and freezing temperatures has seen more defects appear across the county so crews will be pulling out all the stops to undertake holding repairs to the worst potholes in the county.
Crews usually start their main defect repair activities in March and April, when weather conditions are more favourable to creating long-lasting repairs.
Last year saw a record 16,000 pothole jobs completed by crews up and down the county, with a job usually consisting of two or three potholes.
As well as this, the county council has invested new technology such as the JCB Pothole Pro, Thermal Road Repairs, and groundbreaking AI technology that identifies and categories potholes to be repaired.
And, with the county council’s recently announced £50 million investment in roads over the next three years, this means crews will resurface more roads and fix more defects than ever before.
Speaking in Stone on National Pothole Day (Jan 15), Staffordshire County Council Deputy Leader Philip White said: “Winter is traditionally the time when road conditions are at their worst, because of wet weather and freezing temperatures. Crews will be out every day carrying out temporary safety repairs where necessary and permanent repairs wherever possible to keep the county moving during the hardest time of year for road users.
“This year is going to be busiest year for quite some time. We have a lot of repairs going on, including upgrading junctions to resurfacing roads and carrying out routine repairs. We are investing heavily in our roads over the next three years, and we hope that people who live and work in Staffordshire will see the difference.”