Nottinghamshire highways bosses urge residents to tell them about pothole hotspots

Highways bosses in Nottinghamshire want residents to tell them about potholes on the county’s roads which are in desperate need of repair.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 4:18 pm

Bad weather and a £143 million backlog of road repairs have contributed to potholes becoming a concern in some communities across the county

And despite £24m of funding being channelled into the county’s highways over the last three years, not all roads have been resurfaced in Nottinghamshire

Now bosses are urging householders to let them know about pothole hotspots via the council’s website or the MyNotts App.

Bad weather and a £143million backlog of road repairs have contributed to potholes becoming a concern in some Nottinghamshire communities.

Coun John Cottee said: “In the last three months, Via East Midlands has repaired a total of 7,616 potholes.

“With 2,734 miles of roads to cover, highways inspection teams cannot be in every location at once.

“That is why it is so important for residents to report any potholes or road defects that they see to us.

“When potholes are reported to the council, an inspector will visit the site within 10 working days, and those which are at least 40mm deep will be repaired in a time scale ranging from within two hours to 28 days depending on their severity.

“Many may wonder why we only fix some and not all potholes on the same street at the same time. In many cases, larger potholes need to be addressed by separate teams with different equipment in order that the most effective repairs can be carried out in each situation.

“Residents who provide an email address when reporting a pothole, will be informed of action taken after the inspection."

To report a pothole, visit the county council website or download the MyNotts App.

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