potholes

National Pothole Day survey finds network in decline

15/01/2021

A major survey taken to mark National Pothole Day has found that 81% of local authorities believe the pothole crisis has become worse over the last five years.

Velocity blasts through Brent potholes

14/01/2021

The London Borough of Brent has completed a two-year programme that aimed to rid its roads of potholes and defects using Velocity Patching.

From portholes to potholes: Is a circle the answer to road defects?

02/11/2020

Road Mole is an award-winning pothole and ironworks repair system with a difference - its repairs are circular.

AI robot could detect and fix potholes by 2021

27/10/2020

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have claimed that autonomous AI robots could be used to detect and repair potholes and road defects by 2021.

Pothole audit ‘misses the point’, AIA says

01/09/2020

A key industry body has dismissed the Government’s announcement of a ‘first-of-its-kind audit into the mapping of potholes in England’ as a distraction from the task of maintaining the local road network.

Shapps promises roads ‘in top condition’ within months

28/08/2020

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has launched what his department called a first-of-its-kind audit into the mapping of potholes in England ‘to better target improvements so that roads are in top condition as people return to work and school’.

Thousands of cars damaged by potholes during lockdown

16/07/2020

Nearly two thousand drivers had their vehicles damaged by potholes during lockdown despite road traffic plummeting, according to the RAC.

Roadmender seeks better road mending as traffic surges

03/07/2020

One in five Britons would be happy to pay 10% more in council tax to fund better maintenance of the local road network, according to a study commissioned by a pothole filling company.

National Pothole Day 2020: Allies to take battle to Westminster

18/12/2019

Manufacturer Ultracrete and campaigner Mr Pothole are joining forces to drive a bright orange tank through London next month to protest about the deficit in funding for road repairs.

England's 700,000 potholes on Grand Canyon scale

13/08/2019

New research suggests around 700,000 potholes and road defects were reported in the last year across England - creating a total depth of around 28km, equivalent to 15 times deeper than the Grand Canyon.

ALARM 2019 finds 'haves and have nots'

26/03/2019

Recent increases in local authority highway maintenance budgets appear to be stemming the decline of local roads, according to the publishers of the 24th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey.

Cyclist pothole costs 25 times higher than driver claims

04/03/2019

Pothole compensation claims cost councils 25 times more per cyclist than for motorists, according to new research.

Pothole compensation 'costs councils nearly £3m a year'

13/02/2019

Councils paid £2.8m to drivers for damage caused by potholes in 2017/18, according to new figures.

Could the pothole crisis be on the mend?

28/01/2019

It may not be time to celebrate exactly, but there are signs the number of road defects are being reduced. But is this short-term gain, putting long-term improvements at risk?

Potholes are top safety risk for bikes, experts say

21/11/2018

Potholes and poor carriageway surfacing have topped a list of risks to cyclists and motorcyclists compiled by road safety experts.

Whitehall not doing ‘nearly enough’ to tackle pothole epidemic

30/08/2018

The Government is not doing ‘nearly enough’ to improve the state of the roads in the UK, according to road users.

Council faces legal action over pothole death

10/08/2018

Warwickshire County Council is facing possible legal action after delays in repairing a pothole led to the death of a cyclist.

Durham sees huge decrease in pothole compensation claims

09/08/2018

Durham County Council has seen a dramatic fall in the number of claims it receives for pothole damage, from a peak five years ago when it had nearly 500 claims.

BSI tackles potholes with new asphalt standard

06/07/2018

Business standards company BSI has revised its guidance on asphalt, with changes to help prevent the low temperature cracking of road surfaces that causes potholes.

AA ‘piles pressure’ on Grayling over potholes

04/05/2018

Nine out of 10 drivers believe roads are worse now compared to 10 years, ago according to a study by the AA.

Highways jobs

Assistant Director Environment

£95,438
We are looking for a strategic and resilient leader to become our next Assistant Director of Environment here in Doncaster. Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Recruiter: Doncaster Council

Project Engineer – Scarborough or Whitby Area Office

£24,982 to £35,745
We have an exciting Project Engineer opportunity in our Scarborough or Whitby Highways Operational office. Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Ice Rink Manager

£29,724 - £32,757
We are looking for a friendly and approachable person to join our management team, who can... Chelmsford, Essex
Recruiter: Chelmsford City Council

Safer Spaces Digital Evidence Officers

£25.137 - £26.520
Following a redesign of the service, we are now looking to appoint a number of exceptional candidates as Safer Spaces Digital Evidence Officers. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Safer Spaces Digital Evidence Supervisors

£30.585 - £31.557
Following a redesign of the service, we are now looking to appoint two experienced candidates as Safer Spaces Digital Evidence Supervisors. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Environment Improvement Officer

£24,982 - £27,041 per annum
For further information on the role please click. Telford, Shropshire
Recruiter: Telford & Wrekin Council

Assistant Director - Capital Projects, Building Services, Highways and Transport

£77,862 to £93,434 per annum
You will lead a diverse range of services and will be responsible for the delivery of an ambitious and varied Capital Programme of... Darlington, Durham
Recruiter: Darlington Borough Council

Senior Assistant Engineer (Network Management)

£32,234 to £34,728
There are 2 roles available and each role will be pivotal to the Council in delivering statutory duties which fall... Wirral, Merseyside
Recruiter: Wirral Borough Council

Team Leader (Network Development)

£37,890 to £40,876
Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who... Wirral, Merseyside
Recruiter: Wirral Borough Council

Assistant Project Engineer

£27,741 - £29,577 per annum
Do you have a passion for civil engineering and construction? Telford, Shropshire
Recruiter: Telford & Wrekin Council

Clerk of Works [JE1119]

£30,451 – £34,728
We are looking for a Clerk of Works to join our expanding team, supporting the Senior Engineers to deliver on... Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Recruiter: Milton Keynes Council

CPP Engineer

£19,698 to £35,745
We have developed a career progression pathway with four stages with a well-defined framework for... Cheshire
Recruiter: Wirral Borough Council

Senior HSEQ Advisor

£35,745
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join North Yorkshire County Council's Shared Health and Safety Service to... North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Service Change Officer - Street Scene

Competitive Salary
The Service Change Team supports Street Scene in improving and delivering high quality services to... Colindale, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Barnet London Borough Council

Information and Monitoring Officer

£26,025 - £38,616 per annum depending on skills
Would you like a role in shaping the planning policies of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth? London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Senior Officer - Parking

£35,745 - £40,876 per annum
As a Senior Parking Officer (Parking Enforcement) you will be responsible for managing parking contracts relating to the issue of... Sandwell, West Midlands
Recruiter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Senior Traffic Engineer

£39,880 - £42,821 per annum
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent experience in Traffic Management and Engineering, or related discipline, to... Pembroke, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Recruiter: Pembrokeshire County Council

Principal Highway Development Management Officer

£32,910
We seek an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our small and busy team dealing with all aspects of highway development management. East Riding of Yorkshire
Recruiter: East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Graduate Bridge Engineer

£22,183 to £25,481 per annum
We are happy to consider all applicants at degree level as well as HND (level 5) higher apprentices. Taunton, Somerset
Recruiter: Somerset County Council

Bridge Inspector / Senior Technician

£22,183 to £25,481 per annum
The role primarily includes the following activities... Taunton, Somerset
Recruiter: Somerset County Council

Highways Presents

Highways on Fridays

Register now!

Latest Issue

latest magazine issue

 

Highways England takes on tunnels

Also inside:

  • Legal analysis: What the Brexit trade agreement means for you
  • Maintenance: The heavy-duty kit making light work
View the latest issue

Latest Video