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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: 03/04/2014, Source: Herts and Essex Observer

Rise in potholes on Essex's roads

THE number of potholes requiring repair in Essex has increased after the prolonged spell of rain at the start of 2014, latest figures show. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 03/04/2014, Source: The Construction Index

Potholes ‘catch-up cost’ rises to £12bn

Over two million potholes were filled in England and Wales over last year but the “catch-up cost” has risen to £12bn, with each English authority facing a £90m spend. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 03/04/2014, Source: ITV

Experts warn of £12bn 'catch up cost' for filling potholes

The "catch up cost" of filling the potholes plaguing Britain's roads would be £12bn, with much of the work done to repair damaged roads undone by winter's heavy rainfall, experts have warned in a report. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 03/04/2014, Source: This is Money

Wet weather sees insurance claims for pothole damage rise five-fold and sparks calls for long-term fix for Britain's roads

The dire state of Britain’s roads after a torrid wet winter has taken its toll on motorists with the AA reporting pothole-related insurance claims rose five-fold in the first three months of 2014.

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Date: 03/04/2014, Source: Crawley Observer

Concern over Crawley disabled bay potholes

Residents believe disabled parking bays in their road are dangerous to use because of potholes and sewage. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 03/04/2014, Source: Birmingham Mail

Potholes bill on West Midlands roads 'to top £50m'

Road maintenance survey shows soaring cost of repairing craters in region's roads
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Date: 03/04/2014, Source: BBC

Estimated road repairs cost rises to £12bn, survey says

The estimated cost of getting roads in England and Wales back into a "reasonable" condition has increased to £12bn, an annual report has suggested. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 03/04/2014, Source: South Wales Argus

Wales' potholes will take '12 years to fill'

IT could take Welsh councils 12 years to clear a maintenance backlog of potholes and road improvements, according to a nationwide survey published this morning. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 03/04/2014, Source: Daily Mail

Cost of fixing our potholes rises to £12bn: Record flooding over winter adds another £1.5bn to bill to repair them all

Britain is facing a growing £12billion bill to fix the nation’s potholes - made worse by the record rainfall and flooding this winter, a report reveals today.

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Date: 31/03/2014, Source: ITV

Over 1000 recorded pothole injuries last year

London boroughs recorded a total of 1,141 injuries caused by potholes last year. Read this News (opens in new window)

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