We are currently dealing with a very high number of pothole reports due to the cold and wet weather. Approximately a third of the reports we are receiving are duplicates and are already waiting to be assessed or repaired. Where a report already exists please consider adding yourself to receive updates rather than logging a new report. This will help enable our inspection team to work as efficiently as possible during these challenging conditions.
We will only carry out a repair on a pothole which meets the criteria in our highway safety policy (see Appendix 1, part 1.1 for full details). If the pothole meets these criteria we will do a temporary or permanent repair. The type of repair depends on the category of the road.
If you report a pothole and we don’t repair it straight away this could be because:
- the pothole was inspected and is not deemed to be a safety defect
- there is a problem with the surface of the road which needs to be investigated as a repair will not solve the underlying problem
- traffic management is needed to carry out repairs safely.