It’s easy to report annoying potholes in Cornwall
It’s easy to report annoying potholes in Cornwall but the trouble is it is tempting to moan and assume someone else has reported it in. Cornwall has received an additional £2,572,746 to help fix up to 50,000 potholes on the county’s roads.
Cabinet member for transport Geoff Brown said: “We have over 4,500 miles of road in Cornwall and we are rated amongst the top 25% in the country for keeping our roads in good repair. We achieve this because we target our resources at maintaining our roads so that wherever possible we prevent the formation of potholes in the first place. But the recent extreme weather has inevitably taken its toll and we are currently getting reports of approximately 800 to 1,000 potholes countywide every week.
“This year we will be spending around £31m on maintaining and improving roads in Cornwall but we still have a growing backlog of repairs which now totals £270m. Rather than the Government giving us one off funding, however welcome in the short term, we need an increase to our budget so we can carry out a planned highway maintenance programme which ensures that our roads do not deteriorate any further. The amount of funding we are able to direct towards day to day maintenance of the roads is only 40% of that in 2009. This leaves us with a significant problem in ensuring that we can maintain our road network, particularly our rural roads.”
So, if you see a pothole near your home or on your travels you can report it through the Council website using a mapping system that helps you find the precise location. This will also show you whether someone else has already reported the pothole in. Here is the link so get reporting (please): all about potholes
Other highways problems and information can be found here: other highways matters