The county’s roads have been suffering since the Beast from the East paid a
Fixing the roads is a number one priority and Cambridgeshire County Council is delighted that so many local people are using their online reporting tool – which not only gives them vital
With 11 dedicated crews on the ground, plus the fiery dragon patcher, more than 1,300 potholes are currently being filled every week, more than the Council has ever done before.
261 new reports were made by the public in the week to 27 April and with improving weather, and two more dragon patchers due to join the team, the pothole crews hope to soon be ahead of the game.
When potholes are reported each one is inspected and risk assessed, and marked with paint, to prioritise repairs for areas most in need. Some potholes are fixed
Depending on the size and location and any safety risk, we commit to deal with potholes between five days and 12 weeks after they are reported but we usually deal with them much quicker.
This year, along with additional government funding, the Council has £6.3m to repair potholes and keep traffic moving safely around the county.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chairman of the Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Mathew Shuter, said, “It has been a challenging time for our crews, especially with the severe weather conditions.
“We hope the weather is now going to improve and the teams are working flat out to deal with the number of potholes that have been reported to us.
“Our aim is always to keep our roads safe and we will look at every pothole that is reported to us and deal with it as quickly as possible.
“I would like to thank the people of Cambridgeshire for their patience and ask them to continue using our online reporting tool.”
If you know of a pothole that needs fixing, please report it using our online tool.