Improvement in pot-hole repair say Essex Council

News / Mon 27th Jul 2015 at 01:03pm

IN the three months leading to June 30, unrepaired potholes and carriageway defects on the county’s busiest roads have fallen by 70 and 75 per cent respectively, compared with the same period last year.

According to Essex County Council figures, potholes and other carriageway defects during the period were maintained at under 350, with 137 on Priority 1 routes, which are the County’s strategic roads with the highest volumes of traffic and 206 on Priority 2 routes, which include roads which link to Essex’s busiest roads.

Outstanding carriageway defects on local roads have also fallen over the same period, from 5,212 to 4,626, with 2,581 potholes repaired, continuing the positive trend seen over the previous three months.

Since the same period last year, carriageway defects on local roads are down by 23 percent, from 6,001 to 4,626.

Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Maintenance and Small Schemes, Cllr Eddie Johnson, said: “We have been putting a great deal of effort behind reducing carriageway defects across the whole Essex road network and I’m delighted with the latest figures. It shows we’re making excellent progress on roads that are important to Essex’s economy, as well as with the programme covering local roads we started last October.

“Our focus on maintaining local roads will continue in tandem with improving the condition of our priority Essex routes.”

To report a pothole or carriageway defect visit http://www.essexhighways.org/tell-us-pothole.aspx

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