How Hertfordshire County Council is staying on top of potholes

Published: 25 Jan 2019

Hertfordshire County Council is always working hard to make sure that the 3,000 miles of roads in the county are running smoothly – with well over 20,000 potholes repaired in 2018.

It is now the time of year when pothole problems are at their peak, and the county council’s Highways team is patching and resurfacing roads to seal the surfaces and help stop potholes forming.

The county council will always prioritise emergency or urgent work, with those potholes likely to cause a serious problem being repaired within 24 hours.

Councillor Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways and the Environment, said:  “We know that the condition of the roads is really important to residents and it’s a priority for us too. As we get to the time of year when potholes are most likely to form, we’re asking residents to let us know of any they see so we can fix them promptly.”

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Earlier this month, the county council announced that additional roads across Hertfordshire will benefit from resurfacing and maintenance work until the end of March - that’s because of an extra £7.892m of funding for local roads for the county announced in the government’s November 2018 Budget.

As well as this, efficient use of another £5m already allocated within the county council’s budget for improving local roads means that more roads can be resurfaced than initially planned.

Cllr Bibby said: “This extra funding, on top of the £40m we’re already investing into maintenance and improvement schemes in this financial year, will make a big difference to roads in Hertfordshire.”