We have an information request -see below –
Q1. How many pothole maintenance projects are currently outstanding in your area?
As of the 10th July 2018 there were 1396 reports of potholes for repair. This number includes duplicate reports that will not be identified until the contractor attends site.
Q2. If different to the answer to Q1, how many potholes do you currently have in your area?
See question 1 for answer.
Q3. How many pothole maintenance projects have you completed this year to date (2018/2019), and did you complete last year (2017/2018), in 2016/2017 and 2015/2016. (Please provide in calendar years if you don’t have the data by tax year).
Because of a change of contractor, we have recently changed from recording this data in calendar years to recording in financial years. Please see the available data below:
2016 = 65,142
2017 (Jan to Mar only) = 10,376
Apr 2017 – Mar 2018 = 72,245
2018 (Apr – Jun) = 23,211
Q4. How much (£) have you spent on resurfacing and fixing potholed roads over the past four years? Could you please provide separate figures for each year: 2018/2019 (to date) £3.5M , 2017/2018 £32.6M, 2016/2017 £25.7M, 2015/2016 £29.1M (Please provide in calendar years if you don’t have the data by tax year).
2015 -16: £2.66 million
2016 -17: £2.71 million.
2017 – 18: £3.42 million*
*This figure is 54% of the actual safety defect spend, this is a typical percentage spent on pothole repairs in previous years. This is again due to a change in contractor and the way safety defects repairs are invoiced.
Q5. What is the name of the road in your council area that is worse for dealing damage to cars (i.e. damaged more cars than any other road in the area). Please let us know the name of the road, how many cars have been damaged on that road, and over what time period). If you don’t have this exact data, please provide the road responsible for the most compensation claims for pothole damage from drivers.
Totnes Road, Newton Abbot
Q6. Have your budgets for maintaining road surfaces and filling potholes been cut this year compared to last year? (Yes/No)
Q7. How many miles of road in your area do you estimate currently need maintenance work because of uneven road surfaces or potholes?
There are 1303 miles that are identified on annual survey as needing planned maintenance soon
Q8. Approximately what proportion of the roads in your area now need maintenance because of uneven surfaces or potholes?
17% of all roads are identified on annual survey as needing planned maintenance soon