Number of potholes on main roads falls to 500

Politics / Thu 11th Sep 2014 at 12:30pm

THE number of potholes on Essex’s main roads has fallen dramatically to just over 500, County Councillor Eddie Johnson, Cabinet Member for Highways Maintenance and Small Schemes has claimed.

Extra crews have been deployed on Priority 1 and Priority 2 routes to bring the number of potholes down from over 4,576 in June 2014 to 514, thanks to additional funding of £17.5m from Essex County Council.

Councillor Johnson said: “Reducing the number of potholes on our priority routes to just over 500 is great news for Essex motorists – and for all those visiting Essex for business or pleasure. It is the result of an ambitious programme of maintenance work that will continue beyond summer into the winter and beyond.”

The extra crews will now turn their attention to fixing defects on the 700 worst local urban roads around the county by March 2015.

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1 Comment for Number of potholes on main roads falls to 500:

2014-09-11 17:10:19

Is that based on reported pot holes, or those seen whilst out and about by Essex CC staff? What about those who fall into potholes and injury themselves after midnight because they cannot see them as the street lights are turned off?! How much taxpayers money has been spent giving motorists compensation for damaged cars? Frankly, these "pat yourself on the back" press releases rarely tell the full story!

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