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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: 12/08/2016, Source: Stoke Sentinel

Video: Roads near Royal Stoke University Hospital which are covered in potholes to be repaired

ROADS riddled with potholes will finally be resurfaced – much to the relief of fed-up residents.

Families have been complaining about the crumbling state of traffic-choked streets surrounding the Royal Stoke University Hospital in Hartshill for two years.

While The Avenue and Albany Road junction, along with Wayfield Grove and sections of Albany Road and Albany Grove will be resurfaced next week. It is part of a blitz by the authority to repair 400 roads and pavements across the Potteries over 12 months as part of a £7.2 million investment.
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Date: 11/08/2016, Source: Burton Mail

Pothole riddled Burton junction needs fixing urgently say motorists

POTHOLES that plague a busy Burton junction are 'dangerous' and must be fixed urgently, according to Mail readers. Our story highlighting the problems at the junction of Hawkins Lane and Horninglow Street has seen a steady stream of people getting in touch.

The overriding feeling is that the road needs resurfacing sooner rather than later – even if motorists have to accept the stretch will need to briefly close. Gwen Foster is the chairman of Burton Parish Council, which has reported the issue to highways authority Staffordshire County Council on numerous occasions.
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Date: 11/08/2016, Source: Clacton and Frinton Gazette

2,500 Thurrock potholes repaired

Repairs to almost 2,500 potholes have been carried out to roads in the Thurrock district in one month.

The move has smashed government targets the council said, after it was awarded £110,000 to carry out the work.

The action follows years of complaints not enough was being done to keep on top of road repairs across the borough.

Residents voiced their outrage on the Gazette Facebook page in April following a claim by Essex council potholes had gone down. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 11/08/2016, Source: Oxford Mail

County may "never get on top" of potholes problem as more than 3,000 reports remain unfixed

THOUSANDS of potholes potentially posing a risk to drivers and cyclists have been reported across Oxfordshire.

More than 10,000 road defects have been fixed in the county in the last three years but the council's deputy leader admitted yesterday they may 'never get on top' of the problem.

It comes as figures reveal that more than 2,000 potholes reported to the council through the FixMyStreet app didn't meet the criteria needed to be fixed - larger than a dinner plate and deeper than a can of Coke laid sideways. A further 733 reports are still being investigated with the worst areas in the city revealed as Botley Road, Banbury Road, London Road and Cowley Road. Potholes on Kennington Road in Kennington are also among the most reported. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 10/08/2016, Source: Oxford Mail

County may "never get on top" of potholes problem as more than 3,000 reports remain unfixed

THOUSANDS of potholes potentially posing a risk to drivers and cyclists have been reported across Oxfordshire.

More than 10,000 road defects have been fixed in the county in the last three years but the council's deputy leader admitted yesterday they may 'never get on top' of the problem.

It comes as figures reveal that more than 2,000 potholes reported to the council through the FixMyStreet app didn't meet the criteria needed to be fixed - larger than a dinner plate and deeper than a can of Coke laid sideways. A further 733 reports are still being investigated with the worst areas in the city revealed as Botley Road, Banbury Road, London Road and Cowley Road. Potholes on Kennington Road in Kennington are also among the most reported. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 10/08/2016, Source: BBC News

Welsh councils urged to repair potholes to save money, says RAC

Councils should stop doing "panic patch repairs" to potholes on roads and instead focus on keeping roads to high standards, the RAC has said.
Welsh authorities spent more than £30m paying compensation in five years after accidents caused by potholes, and filling in potholes after receiving complaints, figures show.
The RAC said sorting the road out before any problems would save money.
The Welsh Local Government Association said councils had "extreme pressures".
The figures from 18 out of 22 Welsh councils who responded to a Freedom of Information request by the Newyddion 9 programme detailed their spending. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 08/08/2016, Source: Salisbury Journal

Pothole ruins holiday as cyclist spends nine nights in hospital after crash

A TOURIST visiting Salisbury on a cycling holiday ended up spending nine nights in hospital after a hitting a pothole and breaking three bones.

Recently retired Maria Hayes from Thurrock, Essex was enjoying a leisurely cycle with her husband and friends when they started to descend Shady Bower.

Just after passing St Martin’s Primary School, Mrs Hayes rode into a “sunken trench” knocking her off balance and crashing to the ground.

Mrs Hayes dislocated her ankle and fractured it in three places in the crash on June 6. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 08/08/2016, Source: Burton Mail

'Nightmare' potholes at Burton junction berated by drivers

Large 'suspension-wrecking' series of potholes must be fixed urgently, according to Mail readers.

The junction of Horninglow Street and Hawkins Lane is a well-known black spot for Burton motorists due to its deep potholes.

Attempts to repair them have been made in the past but they always return, and are currently really irking motorists. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 08/08/2016, Source: South Wales Evening Post

Swansea Council has promised to fix all potholes ‘within 48 hours’ of complaint

HIGHWAYS chiefs have promised Swansea motorists they will aim to fill potholes on the city's roads within 48 hours.

The ambitious pledge has been made as part of a Swansea Council drive to improve the efficiency of the road network and keep traffic moving.
The authority is set to increase spending on road improvements and maintenance from £1million to more than £5million, which bosses say will see thousands of potholes repaired over the coming months.

Potholes are one of the most common complaints to the authority, which paid out £168,000 in total against non-personal and personal injury claims relating to highway defects in 2014. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 08/08/2016, Source: Hull Daily Mail

Is York Road the most potholed in Hull?

A road with more than 400 potholes is the worst in Hull, residents claim. Cyclist Richard Johnson, of Willerby, regularly uses York Road, Orchard Park but he says the state of the road is a "disgrace" and a danger.

To check out his concerns, the Mail went to have a look at the road and counted a staggering 416 potholes and abrasions. There are even potholes on the speed bumps. Read this News (opens in new window)

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