Work Starts on Potholes

It's after we had the coldest winter for nearly 30 years.

Each district in the county will have its own dedicated tarmac firm working in the area.

They will work on a 'find and fix' basis, filling in holes as they are discovered.  They will initially focus on minor roads, including rural and estate roads that make up 71% of Kent's 5,000 mile road network.

Kent County Council Executive Director of Environment, Highways and Waste, Mike Austerberry, said:

“This is a new way of working. The aim is to deliver a high volume, rapid repair service for our huge network of minor roads. Work will be undertaken on a ‘find and fix’ basis to pre-determined quality standards. We are focusing on rural and minor roads as residents have made clear this is an area they want addressed first.”

Kent County Council Director of Kent Highway Services, John Burr, said:

“Every district will have its own dedicated contractor to encourage teamwork and accountability, so that they develop pride in the work they do. While they are doing the work, gangs will be visited on a daily basis to build up a relationship and monitor quality and progress.”

Kent Highway Services had fixed more than 45,300 potholes since the beginning of the year – twice the number filled in the first three months of last year.

Anyone who wants to report a fault should contact Kent Highway Services on 08458 247 800 or go online to click here