potholes

RAC pothole figures 'a watershed moment'

20/04/2021

Drivers are having to use roads that often ‘resemble the surface of the Moon’, the RAC has said after revealing a 37% year-on-year rise in pothole-related breakdowns in the first three months of 2021.

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.

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