Over £1 million spent so far on filling potholes in the county


Kent County Council pothole blitz has so far seen 997 potholes filled alongside 36,000m2 of larger road repairs across the county.

The council is spending an extra £3 million on pothole repairs this year, which includes £1.4 million from the government.

The work includes filling individual holes alongside repairs to larger areas which can see multiple potholes repaired at the same time.

In total, more than £1.2 million has been spent on repairs since June.

KCC aims to make a permanent repair by cutting out a small section of the road around the hole, clearing out the old material and filling it with new Tarmac.

If a road has lots of potholes, it may need a larger patch or work is programmed in to resurface the whole section.

Where possible, the fix will then be protected by surface dressing the whole road in the near future, to prevent damage by the next winter weather.

KCC still needs people’s help – reporting potholes online is still the quickest and easiest way to alert crews to damage to the roads.

Once reported, it will be inspected by a local crew and if work is necessary, it will be programmed in to be fixed.

For the latest updates week-by-week, to see how many have been filled in by district, and to report a pothole, visit www.kent.gov.uk/potholeblitz

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