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Friday 23 August 2013

Cheshire East Council is winning the war against potholes


As promised, a total of 50,000 potholes have been repaired across Cheshire East this year as the Council steps up its plan to revitalise the Borough’s roads.

Cheshire East Council launched its war on potholes in January this year, as part of its ‘Tell Dave’ campaign.

The Council has pledged to invest £25m over the next two years. Cheshire East Council Highways have proved they are on the road to winning the pothole war with these latest figures and will not stop in working hard to improve the Cheshire East road network.

Successive bad winters and under-investment prior to local government reorganisation has resulted in an abnormally high number of defects.

Councillor David Topping, Cabinet member in charge of roads, said: “I am very happy that we have reached our target of filling 50,000 potholes and would like to thank residents for reporting them to us.

“We faced a huge task in improving the roads but I am delighted to say we are achieving our targets and I hope people can see the improvements. We know we still have more work to do and I encourage residents to continue reporting potholes to us.”

Alongside repairing potholes, surface dressing is currently taking place across Cheshire East. Surface dressing is a process using bitumen and chippings which protects roads that have been patched ahead of winter to make repairs last longer. This year’s surface dressing will use around 700,000 square metres of bitumen.

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