Nottinghamshire County Council to spend £8 million on pothole repairs

More than £8 million is set to be invested into fixing potholes in Nottinghamshire.

By John Smith
Monday, 22nd February 2021, 2:26 pm

The funding, of £8.28 million in total, has been awarded to the council as part of the Government’s £2.5 billion pothole fund and joins the overall allocation of £22.57 million for local road maintenance.

This allocation from the Department for Transport (DfT) is the second instalment from the fund and is a key part of the council’s highway’s capital spending programme, which was approved by the communities and place committee last month.

Coun John Cottee, chairman of that committee, said: “We welcome this investment from the Department of Transport.

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Nottinghamshire County Council is spending £8 million on pothole repairs

“We know that potholes are a large concern for our communities, and so over the last three years, we have invested an extra £24 million of highways funding to deliver urgent repairs across Nottinghamshire.

“We are committed to keeping the 2,734 miles of road across the county in the safest condition possible to ensure that Nottinghamshire is a great place to live, travel through, visit and start your business.

“It is important to remember that this extra funding will not solve all of the county’s road issues, but we will continue to work closely with Via East Midlands to deliver repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible.

“Our highways inspection team do an excellent job carrying our regular inspections of all roads across Nottinghamshire, but we also rely on our communities to report any road defects to us.

“I’d like to thank people who have done this and encourage others to do the same using the MyNotts app or our website.”

Potholes can appear at any time of year but are more frequent during late winter and early spring.

For a pothole to be considered a safety defect it must be at least 40mm deep in the road surface or 20mm deep in a footway

For smaller potholes, the council will use a cold bagged material which can be poured into the hole to form a hard surface.

If you spot a pothole on any of the county’s roads, you can report it online here.