Pothole fix gathers pace - The Worcester Observer

Pothole fix gathers pace

Worcester Editorial 25th Feb, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A HUGE operation to fix hundreds of potholes in the county caused by reecnt flooding and severe weather is underway.

Worcestershire County Council is pumping about £700,000 into the repair bill with a total of 23 teams instead of the usual 14 out tackling the problems.

Over the past fortnight about 850 potholes have been repaired but highways bosses expect this figure to rise as the floodwaters recede.

Coun John Smith, county council cabinet member for highways, said: “We’ve now entered the recovery phase of the flooding operation.

“Unfortunately, the recent severe weather experienced will lead to an increase in potholes on our roads.

“We recognise that and how important it is to fix any problems as quickly as possible, which is why we’ve put extra teams in place.

“Inspections will also ramp up but everyone can play a part. I’d urge anyone that does spot a problem to log on to www.worcestershire.gov.uk/reportit and let us know where there’s an issue.”

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