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Essex claim huge clear up in potholes

Communities / Mon 19th Jan 2015 at 10:48am

ESSEX County Council has claimed to have repaired nearly 7,000 potholes and defects in the last three months.

In the last three months, 6,813 defects have been repaired across Essex.

Cllr Eddie Johnson, Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Maintenance and Small Schemes, said: “It is good to be making headway into repairing the county’s roads. At this time of year wintry weather conditions take their toll, but we are constantly monitoring conditions, as well as taking into account reports from the public via our online reporting tool.”

According to the latest scanner survey results, the main roads in Essex have improved for the third year in a row. In 2014, 97.4% of Essex’s main roads did not require any major resurfacing works. This is a continued improvement on previous surveys; in 2013 the figure was 95.4% and in 2012, 94%.

Recording of road defects has been brought in line with national standards from this quarter, to enable a comparison of performance with other counties.

The county targets main roads in Essex as a priority when deciding which roads and footways to repair, but additional crews have been carrying out repairs on the most serious defects on less busy local roads and footways in rural and urban areas.

YH will be endeavouring to see how many have been repaired in Harlow.

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