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A pothole is where the surface of the road has been worn away, making a hollow. Potholes can form quickly and are a hazard to the public highway.
We investigate all reports of potholes. How quickly the work is carried out depends on how much of a danger the pothole is to road users. This is difficult to judge as all potholes present some risk.
The things we look at include:
Currently we undertake routine safety inspections and condition assessments of our highway network regularly at various intervals, depending on classification of road and traffic / pedestrian volumes.
We aim to:
We aim to:
To report an urgent issue, please contact our Customer Services team or report a non-urgent pothole online.
When reporting a pothole please tell us exactly where it is (outside which house number or lamppost number).