potholes

DfT warns councils over resurfacing cash plans

10/04/2024

One in seven eligible highway authorities in England have failed to publish resurfacing plans by the Government's deadline.

Council responds to ‘Daventry Banksie’ pothole complaints

08/04/2024

West Northamptonshire Council has responded to an anti-pothole protester with a computer-generated image of a roadside sign laden with song titles.

Council sued after cyclist hits pothole

06/02/2024

Staffordshire County Council is facing legal action after the triathlete Paul Hughes hit a pothole while cycling breaking multiple bones and damaging a lung.

Councils 'have tightened pothole payout criteria'

05/02/2024

Compensation paid by councils for damage caused by potholes has fallen by more than a half, with some giving out ‘next to nothing’, according to a new analysis of official data.

Kiely joins AI monitoring revolution

15/01/2024

The Kiely Group has added an artificial intelligence (AI) visual monitoring system to its toolkit, using a camera and machine learning to inspect road surfaces in real-time.

Ministers launch lane rental consultation but roll-out is still in the slow lane

15/01/2024

Ministers have launched a consultation on plans for highway authorities to use at least half of lane rental scheme surpluses for road repairs, claiming that this could generate ‘up to’ £100m.

RAC sees record third quarter 'pothole call-outs'

10/11/2023

The RAC has dealt with the highest number of pothole-related breakdowns seen in any third quarter since its records began in 2006.

Jam tomorrow? No dates for pothole cash

05/10/2023

The Department for Transport has admitted it does not have a timescale for the billions of pounds for road resurfacing that it announced on the back of the decision to curtail HS2, suggesting that the claim may merely be a pre-announcement of future routine funding.

Councils cut back on resurfacing and prevention

13/09/2023

The number of miles of road in England resurfaced or given life-extending treatment is at its lowest point in five years, according to an analysis of government data by the RAC.

Reinstate ringfencing for road repairs, MPs say

13/09/2023

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for better roads has issued a report calling for the Government to restore ring-fencing and multi-year settlements for local road maintenance.

Volker cleans up in Bath with 'road-by-road' strategy

26/07/2023

VolkerHighways has fixed double the number of potholes in Bath and North East Somerset as during the whole of 2022, including using an ‘ultra eco-friendly’ thermal road repair system.

Councils warned over £16m fake pothole claims

09/06/2023

Insurance experts have warned councils over a rise in fake claims for damage to vehicles caused by potholes.

RAC says pothole-related breakdowns up 39%

28/04/2023

The RAC has said its patrols assisted 10,000 drivers with pothole-related breakdowns in the first three months of the year, a 39% increase on the same period a year ago.

Pothole breakdowns hit record high

14/01/2022

The RAC’s patrols attended over 10,000 pothole-related breakdowns last year – the equivalent of 27 every day and the highest annual total since 2018, new figures show.

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.

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