Our use of cookies We use necessary cookies to make our site work. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, website analytics and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our privacy policy.

To agree to our use of cookies, click the 'Accept' button. No, give me more info
Accept
 
 

County council steps up pothole repair programme

Posted on Tuesday 10th May 2022
Roadworks-newsroom

Nearly 1,500 potholes have been fixed across Staffordshire in the past month, as the county council steps up its repair programme.

The drive comes after the authority announced it was investing an extra £15.5 million in the county’s roads.

More than 300 defects have been fixed across the county over the past week, with activities set to increase further in May thanks to the good weather.

Last year, crews repaired more than 35,000 road defects across the county. This year, the extra investment will see around 9,000 more potholes fixed across the county.

David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said:

“Good roads are important for this council, for communities and for businesses, not just for getting us to where we need to be, but in underpinning a growing economy and supporting better access to jobs, education and housing.

“As we move into May, our maintenance work steps up a gear so we can make the most of the good weather. We are pulling out all the stops to not just complete hotspot repairs, but also gully cleaning and surface dressing to ensure issues are dealt with.

“Maintaining and improving Staffordshire’s 6,000km of highways is very challenging, especially in light of rising costs and increasing road usage. The extra investment we have made in our roads will help keep our roads in good condition, as well as funding improvement projects that will help the connectivity of our county.”

You can find out which defects have been fixed, and where, by visiting www.staffordshire.gov.uk/potholes.

Defects can be reported via www.staffordshire.gov.uk/reportit.

Related Items

Sorry, there are no related items

Contact the newsroom

These contact details are for journalists and members of the media only:

Email: pressoffice@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 01785 895050

If you are not a journalist or member of the media and have a general enquiry please:

Email: contactus@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 0300 111 8000

Find us on Facebook Find us on Twitter Find us on Instagram

Contact the newsroom

These contact details are for journalists and members of the media only:

Email: pressoffice@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 01785 895050

If you are not a journalist or member of the media and have a general enquiry please:

Email: contactus@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 0300 111 8000

Contacting the chat service.

Please wait...
Chat with us
digital assistant
Enter your question below