We aim to permanently repair potholes on our first visit.
Instead of just repairing the immediate pothole, we cut out the area around the pothole and fill it. This helps to reduce further potholes forming in the future.
Sometimes for the safety of road users, temporary measures are used for a quick fix followed by a permanent repair. For example, on a busy road where traffic management is needed for the safety of road workers and members of the public.
In bad weather if there is a serious risk to the public caused by a pothole, we may have to patch it then come back when the weather improves.
We use a variety of techniques to repair potholes depending on the nature and size of a road defect and the type of road.
This ranges from the traditional method of removing debris around the pothole, filling with asphalt and compacting the surface, to new technologies such as jet patching which gives long lasting results on rural roads.
Numbers we fix
At peak times, we have up to 30 teams out fixing potholes, each fixing between 15 and 20 potholes a day depending on the size of each pothole and it's location.