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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: 02/08/2016, Source: Evening Telegraph

DEMANDS FOR POTHOLE REPAIRS TO ‘NIGHTMARE’ CITY STREET

People living in a Dundee street are calling for action to improve potholes and poor paving.

Pavements along St Kilda Road have been flagged up to Dundee City Council’s roads maintenance partnership, which has promised to address the issue.

But residents in the area have also highlighted a number of deep potholes in the road as another cause for concern.

Scott Murphy, 41, told the Tele: “The place is looking untidy. Nothing much seems to be getting fixed. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 01/08/2016, Source: Business Car

Pothole-related breakdowns increases, says RAC

The quality of British roads has deteriorated over the last 10 years, new research by the RAC has suggested.

RAC compared the percentage of the breakdown company's pothole-related call-outs to other types of breakdowns alongside rainfall and frost data and found there was a 125% increase from 2006 to 2016 in the number of vehicle breakdowns which were down to poor road surfaces.

In the year ending June 2006, breakdowns related to potholes represented an average of 0.4% of all call-outs, however at the end of the 12 months to June 2016 this percentage rose to 0.9%. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 01/08/2016, Source: Transport Network

Pothole call-outs double in a decade

New research from the RAC has revealed a doubling in the proportion of its pothole-related call-outs in a decade, despite major improvements in the last year.

A study from the motoring organisation compared the percentage share of pothole-related breakdowns to all other types of call-out, alongside historic weather data.

It revealed an increase of 125% from 2006 to 2016 in the proportion of vehicle breakdowns where poor road surfaces were likely to be a contributory factor, such as damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs and distorted wheels.

However the share of pothole-related breakdowns for the second quarter of 2016 does show a 40% reduction compared with the second quarter of 2015 (1.5% to 0.9%) Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 01/08/2016, Source: Fleet Point

Ten Year Analysis of RAC 'Pothole Breakdowns' Proves UK Roads Are Deteriorating

A new statistical analysis of the RAC’s pothole-related call-outs over the last 10 years provides strong evidence that the quality of Britain’s roads has deteriorated substantially over time.

The study, which compared the percentage share of the RAC’s pothole-related breakdowns to all other types of call-out alongside historic rainfall and frost data, revealed a 125% increase from 2006 to 2016 in the proportion of vehicle breakdowns where poor road surfaces were likely to be a contributory factor. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 01/08/2016, Source: Public Finance

Rise in pothole car damage due to road underinvestment, says RAC

A steady increase in pothole-related car damage is evidence of long term underinvestment in the UK’s roads, the RAC has said.

The automobile association made the claim in light of new research it published over the weekend that analysed the number of pothole-related call-outs to its service been 2006 and 2016.

The study compared the percentage share of pothole-related breakdowns to all other types of call-out over the last decade. It revealed a 125% increase from 2006 to 2016 in the proportion of vehicle breakdowns where poor road surfaces were likely to be a contributing factor. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 01/08/2016, Source: Burton Mail

Burton Bridge set for £20,000 resurfacing job

BURTON Bridge is to be given a £20,000 facelift but motorists will have to expect delays while the work is carried out later this month.

Staffordshire County Council has revealed that the four-lane bridge will be reduced to two lanes while the essential repair work takes place later this month.

The state of the Burton Bridge has been a bone of contention for drivers for more than two years.

Complaints have ranged from issues surrounding the road surface to the regular appearance of potholes across the whole length of the bridge.

This latest round of work is set to begin on Monday, August 22 when two lanes going westbound will be closed between 9.30am and 3pm to allow investigation work to take place.

Carriageway patching will take place overnight on August 23 from 8pm to 6am. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 01/08/2016, Source: Public Sector Executive

Growing rate of pothole damage shows local roads have ‘deteriorated drastically’

Pothole damage to cars has more than doubled in the past decade, prompting warnings that the government and councils are maintaining national roads at the expense of local ones.
New analysis from the motoring organisation RAC shows that 0.9% of damage reported by members in June 2015-16 was for pothole-related issues such as damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs and distorted wheels.
Although this is a low percentage overall, it is a 125% increase from 0.4% in June 2005-06. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 01/08/2016, Source: Highways Magazine

RSTA wants national standard for repairing potholes

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on local authorities to agree on a national standard when it comes to repairing potholes.
It warns that without such a standard, cash-strapped local authorities may move the goal posts in order to try to save money by not repairing smaller potholes.
The RSTA’s warning follows the decision taken earlier this year by Perth and Kinross Council to redefine its classification of a pothole. The council has declared that potholes must now be 60mm deep – an increase of 50% from its previous 40mm classification – before they are repaired and filled. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 01/08/2016, Source: Local Gov

Figures show rise in call-outs for pothole-related damage

The number of vehicles being damaged by potholes has more than doubled in the past decade, according to new figures released by the RAC.

The number of pothole-related call-outs to the motoring group has increased by 125% from 2006 and 2016, suggesting road surfaces have deteriorated ‘substantially’ over this time period. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 31/07/2016, Source: North West Evening Mail

Swarthmoor landlord's fury at roadwork plans

A PUB landlord from Swarthmoor has labelled Highways England as a "joke" after they scheduled roadworks on a busy main road for most of the school summer holidays.

Starting from August 8, a 40mph speed limit will be enforced on the A590 between Red Syke Railway Bridge in Ulverston and Park Road in Swarthmoor for five weeks between 7pm and 6am.

During these hours, a new surface will be laid by workmen and, at certain times, a convoy will be forced to guide drivers through the work at a maximum speed of 10mph. Read this News (opens in new window)

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