Cumbria winning the war on potholes
Last updated at 11:33, Monday, 27 August 2012
Cumbria appears to be winning its war on potholes, with statistics revealing a sharp fall in both the numbers reported and the amount being paid out in compensation.
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It has taken me 11 months to get the council to repair two bad potholes where I live, one of them was 11cm deep. They kept telling me they would be repaired, but they never were. They marked them repaired on the on-line reporting system - I guess so the figures don't look bad.
I dont know how we are winning the war,i reported a full road nearly 12 months ago and not one pothole has been repaired.The road in question being the Weddicar bridge road between,Frizington and Hensingham.
It is inevitable that the pothole situation will be worse during a bad winter and better during a mild one. Last winter was mild, during the previous two the roads suffered from a lot of freeze-thaw action. I'm glad to see the response times have improved. If there are fewer repairs needed, assuming there are no other changes, the response time will be reduced.