£8 million set aside for pothole repair work

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Staffordshire County Council will invest £8 million into repairing the county’s potholes. Staffordshire experienced one of its stormiest and wettest winters on record, which caused severe damage to the county’s highways and drainage systems. 

By investing more money in highway maintenance, the council also hope to create faster repair times when responding to pothole reports. 

Tools such as JCB Pothole Pro, Thermal Road Repairs, and Roadmaster will be implemented in order to fix roads quickly and effectively. 

Reducing the number of defects and improving improving highway drainage system will better prepare Staffordshire’s roads for the winter ahead, it is hoped. 

The cabinet member for strategic highways, Councillor Mark Deaville, stated: “After speaking with crews and listening to our residents, we have put together a focused response that sets out how we will get back on top of the defects.”

He continued: “This plan is our commitment to making our roads better for our residents, and our crews will be pulling out all the stops to repair as many pothole and drainage issues as they can, and reduce the amount of reported defects in our systems.”

The £8 million comes in addition to the £53 million already put aside for Staffordshire roadworks that are set to take place throughout the rest of 2024.

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