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Council issue pothole update for February 2024

Derbyshire County Council have issued a message to residents, coming from Councillor Charlotte Cupit, Cabinet Member - Highways Assets and Transport and Julian Gould - Director of Highways.

The pothole issue on the roads of Derbyshire has been something that has caused a lot of upset with residents as of late. The council have recently written a response to this, highlighting the below key points in reply to the issue -

  • we’ve got up to 25 reactive teams who have been filling over 2000 potholes a week since the start of the year
  • we’ve got as many teams as possible out 7 days a week
  • we’re focusing on hot tarmac (‘hotbox’) repairs where we can and on cutting out and sealing larger areas where possible
  • there are 4 extra ‘bumper’ teams working on big sectional resurfacing in hotspots (you might have seen these so far on the A515, the A6 or the A57 but they’re moving across the county)
  • we’ve also got further highways teams across the county carrying out patch resurfacing ahead of the capital surface dressing in the summer
  • we’re accelerating our additional hotspot resurfacing programme of 250 sites where we’ve got a cluster of potholes. We’ve done 35 sites already this year and have 40 more scheduled over the next few months

The duo also said "Thank you to all of our highways workforce who are continuing to work on these relentless repairs: from those on the roads to those logging or scheduling the jobs, and those answering the phones and reports. As we have said previously, we’re grateful that they’re working really hard in challenging circumstances and we hope people will continue to support them in doing that as frustrating as the situation or any works may be."

For further updates on the situation, keep an eye on the Derbyshire county council website at https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/home.aspx

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