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, […]

World’s first pothole preventing robot passes first test with flying colours

An autonomous robot, developed by tech company Robotiz3d and academics at the University of Liverpool in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council Highways Engineers, has passed its first test outside of a lab environment, on the roads of Potters Bar, Hertfordshire yesterday (6 March). Using state of the art imaging technology the team working on the […]

Additional £8.1m announced to fix the worst roads in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Government has said there will be an additional £8.1 million for highway maintenance in Northern Ireland. Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd said the funding would help “to deliver additional resurfacing schemes and continue to address the poor condition of our road network”. Last week, the Sinn Féin minister announced £1m of additional funding to […]

Council inspecting potholes within 24-hours and carrying out longer-term repairs

Southend-on-Sea City Council is continuing to take the subject of potholes seriously, with reports being investigated within 24 hours – making it one of the most responsive councils in the UK. If a resident reports a pothole on any local road using MySouthend, it will be inspected within a 24-hour window or by the next working […]

Kiely Group take the surface preservation discussion to Parliament

The largest privately-owned road surface maintenance company in the UK, Kiely Group, has held a drop-in session in Parliament to give MPs and Peers the opportunity to informally discuss the critical issues surrounding potholes and the solutions available to prevent them. The session was hosted by Sir Christopher Chope MP, former Chair of the All […]


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