Record number of potholes filled as crews tackle more than 500 each day

Prolonged heavy rain over the last six months has led to a record number of potholes on Cornwall’s roads. Downpours between October and April have had a dramatic impact, with more than 45,000 potholes reported in 2023/24 – double the number for 2022/23, said the council. In response, Cornwall Highways – which manages Cornwall’s 7,300km […]

Potholes blitz powers on in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council has proved its plans right with a pothole blitz in April – filling in more than seven thousand potholes in the spring month alone. The incredible tally of 7,097 potholes fixed in April comes as part of the local highways authority’s pledge to continue its huge road improvement works across the county this year, said the […]

King: Use VED to create national pothole fund

The AA’s Edmund King believes Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) should be used to create a national protected fund that can be used to pay for future road improvements, such as the repair of potholes. “You need all the money to be ring fenced so it is spent on maintenance,” he said. “If you had a […]

West Sussex potholes: Council warned about fatal crash road

Council officials were warned about potholes on a stretch of road almost two months before a Porsche driver died reportedly swerving to avoid one.  The 74-year-old from Reigate, Surrey was pronounced dead at the scene near Petworth, West Sussex after his 911 GT2 was in collision with a BMW last Monday, says the Daily Telegraph. The crash involved […]

Daventry’s ‘Pothole Banksie’ ends campaign

A woman who put up signs around a pothole-plagued town has said she is stepping back from the campaign. Daventry Banksie, who has remained anonymous, said she had achieved what she wanted because some road repairs had started, says the BBC. The campaign was featured in local and national media, including ITV News and Banksie […]

Staffordshire Pothole Pro to tour county

Staffordshire’s JCB Pothole Pro is on the move around the county, helping to fix potholes and prepare roads for surface treatments. The machine has been on A519 Newcastle Road in Hanchurch, and will be moving up and down the county over the next few months to help with Staffordshire’s spring push on pothole repairs. It […]

Kent to deliver huge highway maintenance programme with Network North funding

Kent County Council is to deliver a Pothole Blitz Programme across the county. The programme will see many potholes being repaired, including the prevention of potholes and highway defects from forming in the future. Its ‘Pothole Blitz’ work started in March and will continue until autumn 2024. This will help it to complete the repairs […]

Medway Council seeking government support to tackle the scourge of potholes

Medway Council has written to the government seeking an urgent meeting on the challenges faced in maintaining the extensive road network and tackling the growing number of potholes. In a letter to Guy Opperman, Minister for Roads and Local Transport, Council Leader, Cllr Vince Maple and Portfolio Holder Holder for Climate Change and Strategic Regeneration, […]

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