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Pothole repairs accelerate

Posted on Monday 29th March 2010 at 7:39 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council

The concerted efforts to fix the potholes on South Gloucestershire’s roads are really paying dividends as the amount of potholes repaired so far this year has already surpassed the figure for the whole of last year.

Since this year’s pothole repair campaign started on 25 January, the council’s teams have already repaired over 3,300 potholes, including 1,600 in February alone, compared to 3,200 over the whole of 2009.

This was made possible after the council put a plan in place to re-prioritise the existing highways maintenance budget and invest £350,000 to address the situation. An extra £2m had already been invested this financial year to improve the condition of local roads and this will be repeated in 2010/11.

Because of the severe winter the number of potholes on the district’s roads has doubled, the council has increased the number of staff dedicated to tackling potholes by 50 per cent. These additional teams are working longer hours including through weekends to get the job done.

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Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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SouthGlos pothole repair campaign in full swing

Posted on Wednesday 3rd March 2010 at 9:46 pm by SH (Editor)

The district’s roads are benefiting from a sustained effort to identify and repair the damage caused by the unprecedented winter weather.

Since this year’s pothole repair campaign started on 25 January, the council’s teams have already repaired over 1,200 potholes compared to 3,200 over the whole of 2009.

This was made possible after the council put a plan in place to re-prioritise the existing highways maintenance budget and invest £350,000 to address the situation. With the numbers of potholes expected to reach twice the normal levels by the end of March, the council has increased the number of staff dedicated to tackling potholes by 50 per cent. These additional teams are working longer hours including through weekends to get the job done.

This approach is paying dividends with the rate of pothole repair increasing, the patching of an extra 3750sqm of road and the full resurfacing of an additional 2.5km of carriageway.

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Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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‘Spot holes’ campaign launched

Posted on Thursday 4th February 2010 at 8:30 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire CouncilLocal roads are starting to benefit from a £325,000 cash injection by South Gloucestershire Council in an effort to respond quickly to damaged roads and increased potholes caused by the recent sustained bad weather and repeated freeze and thaw.

With the numbers of potholes expected to reach twice the normal levels by the end of March, the council has already put a plan in place to deploy additional teams to tackle potholes and re-prioritise the existing highways maintenance budget to ensure the worst affected roads, where patching is not an option, can be resurfaced.

This is expected to increase the rate of repair to 2400 potholes per month, patch an extra 3750sqm of road and fully surface and extra 2.5km of carriageway.

Last year, the council ploughed an extra £2m into road resurfacing and this will be repeated in 2010/11.

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Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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