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Help get county potholes repaired
10:30am Friday 1st March 2013 in News
WORCESTERSHIRE County Council is urging residents and businesses to report potholes and other defects spotted on roads across the county so that highways engineers can investigate and repair quickly.
Potholes form on roads where conditions have been icy or soggy for some time – they're far more likely to pop up in large numbers following lengthy wet and freezing spells such as the weather experienced over much of 2013 to date. When temperatures drop, water on the roads freezes and expands, increasing the potential for surface damage, leading to potholes.
Feedback from residents shows that maintaining Worcestershire's road network is considered one of the most important council services, and with this in mind the council will be investing an additional £2.5 million in roads maintenance and improvements over the next two years to 2015.
Highways gangs are touring the county finding and fixing any problems on the roads now milder conditions have returned. The more support residents and businesses can provide by telling the council about potholes, the more quickly the highways team can respond and have the problem fixed.
People are being encouraged to help out reporting any potholes and other defects spotted through the many channels available. Reports can be sent quickly and easily via the online 'Report It' section on the council's website www.worcestershire.gov.uk/reportit.
Residents can also get in touch on the move via the County Council App, which also has a ‘Report It' feature that allows users to pinpoint the problem on an interactive map and send in photographs. The free app is available on iPhones and Android devices and can be downloaded via the App store or Google Play. Alternatively people can call Worcestershire Hub's dedicated Highways line on 0845 607 2005.