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Pothole news

Potholes and poorly maintained roads are always making headlines, which just goes to prove what a major source of heartache they are for the nation's motorists. Below you'll find links to just some of the many news stories on the topic of potholes that appear every week.

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Date: 28/09/2016, Source: Wirral Globe

Potholes still big problem

MOST potholes have now been made good on a piecemeal basis over a period of literally months.

However, the biggest pothole is still there many months later.

One tiny piece has been patched, the rest of it is still playing havoc with tyres and suspensions.

This could/should have been done during the summer holidays,when no school buses etc were rumbling over it.

Plain stupid!

Meanwhile, Church Road from St Andrew's Church to Lower Bebington shops has been completely resurfaced – despite being in far better condition – and a new traffic island put on Brimstage Road opposite the BP/Marks and Spencer garage. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 26/09/2016, Source: The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Are potholes still driving you crazy? Kirklees says complaints have dropped dramatically

A scheme to tackle the worst potholes in Kirklees has meant the number of complaints to the council has dropped by a fifth.

The council has been testing new methods of filling in potholes across Huddersfield and the rest of Kirklees over the past 16 weeks.

More than 9,700 have been filled – and complaints to the council have dropped by 20% compared with the same period last year.

The council has a budget of £650,000 to repair more than 40,000 potholes reported to Kirklees every year.

Joanne Bartholomew, Kirklees Council’s assistant director place, says a corner is finally being turned. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 26/09/2016, Source: The Herald

Council pays out £17,000 in pothole compensation in a year

Cornwall Council paid nearly £17,000 last year in compensation to motorists whose cars were damaged by potholes. Figures show the council settled claims at the rate of more than one a week.

The disclosure, in answer to a Freedom of Information question, shows the council settled a total of 61 claims, paying £16,656 in the most recent financial year.

But this was against a background of 427 claims alleging a total of more than £107,000 damage. Five of the claims remain unresolved.

Last year's payments, averaging about £280 per claim, were among the lowest in recent years. Between 2010 and 2014 the council paid a total of £780,000, including payments for personal injuries caused by worn or damaged steps and pavements. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 23/09/2016, Source: Wales Online

Council workers wasted no time painting these new road markings

As any driver or cyclist knows, potholes are a huge annoyance.

They are not only dangerous but can result in expensive bills from the garage.

So, you can expect residents in Roath, Cardiff , to be delighted that their potholes are being repaired.

The council has been working hard to resurface roads in the Plasnewydd council ward.

But, it’s not a completed job quite yet – as these pictures show. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 23/09/2016, Source: Birmingham Mail

'Marriage guidance' needed in row over potholes and poor road repairs

Birmingham City Council and its roads contractor Amey need some “marriage guidance” after a falling out over their £2.7 billion contract.

That recommendation came after a court case over the quality of street repairs in the city.

The council is just six years into the 25-year highway PFI contract with Amey and the relationship is already on the critical list following a High Court case and disputes over the quality of repairs and condition of roads the contractor inherited in 2010.

Councillors and residents have been unhappy with the extent and quality of resurfacing and pothole works and the decision to replace heritage lampposts and street signs with modern fixtures in conservation areas . Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 20/09/2016, Source: Bristol Post

1 pothole repaired every 90 seconds in a month in North Somerset compared to 400 a month in Bristol

Thousands of potholes across North Somerset are being filled and repaired each month – compared to just a few hundred in Bristol.

North Somerset Council repaired an incredible 6,555 potholes in July – the equivalent of one every 90 seconds.

But in Bristol, where the council is responsible for 1,000 km of roads across a more urban area, the number of pothole repairs was much lower, at around 400 a month.

The city council confirmed between April 2015 and March 2016, it fixed 4,804 potholes at a cost of around £312,000.
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Date: 19/09/2016, Source: Grimbsy Telegraph

Council secures £113k to tackle potholes - is yours included?

A NUMBER of roads have been earmarked for repair after the council secured £113,000 to tackle potholes and other defects.

The works will also see the replacement of existing damaged channels and gullies which drain the surface water away from the road.

The work to replace the channels and gullies will be carried out during the day under temporary traffic lights.

Full daytime road closures will be in place when the road is resurfaced. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 18/09/2016, Source: Burton Mail

South Derbyshire roads benefit from part of £10 million resurfacing plan

A £10 million programme to surface dress Derbyshire's roads over the summer months has been completed by Derbyshire County Council. Between April and September the county council has been improving around 250 miles of Derbyshire's roads. This is around eight per cent of the 3,300 miles countywide looked after by the council.

Surface dressing is a technique which stops roads deteriorating further. First minor defects are repaired then the whole road is sealed to prevent water getting in - keeping potholes at bay. A layer of bitumen is sprayed over the road surface with a layer of chippings added on top. Chippings help provide better grip for motorists and improve safety. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 16/09/2016, Source: Belfast Telegraph

£210k paid to motorists with cars hit by potholes in Northern Ireland

Stormont paid out more than £200,000 to drivers whose vehicles were damaged by potholes in a year, it has emerged.

A total of £210,000 was handed out during the 2015/16 financial year, it was revealed at the Assembly yesterday.

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Areas with the highest claims included Mid-Ulster, Antrim and Newtownabbey, and Lisburn and Castlereagh.

The information was presented to the Assembly's Infrastructure Committee.

Alliance politician Kellie Armstrong said that the payout revelation showed the need for a coherent road maintenance strategy. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 14/09/2016, Source: South Port Visiter

West Lancashire roads are 'worst in the county'

Roads in West Lancashire have been uncovered as the worst in the county by a Freedom of Information Request.

Council Independents, Our West Lancashire are now calling for West Lancashire to receive a greater proportion of the funds available to repair the Borough’s crumbling roads.

The FOI request revealed that 2214 road issues, such as potholes, were reported between January and March of this year.

The defects reported for West Lancashire were almost twice as high as the next poorly performing area, South Ribble.

West Lancashire roads are also three times worse than the roads that are best maintained throughout the county. Read this News (opens in new window)

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