How many potholes are Wiltshire Council fixing?

How many potholes are Wiltshire Council fixing?

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 12:50pm 14th August 2019.

So far this financial year, there have been thousands of road defects mended by the authority.

We're told 3,630 potholes have been fixed across the county, with a total of 12,642 filled in during the 2018/19 financial year.

A Wiltshire Council spokesman said: 

"We're working incredibly hard to improve Wiltshire's roads, however as a rural county, we look after around 3,000 miles of roads - that's more than most areas.

"We are spending more on road maintenance than ever before, and over recent years we have seen the historic backlog being greatly reduced.

"We also constantly monitor our roads so we can programme appropriate work to help improve their condition."

Pothole Road Defect
If we report potholes to Wiltshire Council, they can add them to their list of work

MAKE SURE POTHOLES ARE REPORTED

In the first four months of this financial year, there have been a total of 1,314 road defects flagged up to Wiltshire Council.

That compares to 4,095 reported in the whole of last year.

The local authority's said that while they do monitor the conditions of roads, they do encourage us to report problems.

We can use the MyWilts website or app to make their highways team aware of potholes that need fixing. 

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