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Ending Pothole Repairs

May 3, 2022 10:46 AM
By Peter Scorer

PotholeThe County Council has finally realised that its road maintenance plan is no longer working. In the last five years a mind boggling 476,043 potholes have been filled in Nottinghamshire. No wonder that our county has been declared the pothole capital of the UK. Instead of endlessly filling one pothole after another, there will be repairs to larger sections of the road, aiming to provide a longer lasting solution.

For a really long term solution, full resurfacing is needed. In the latest three year programme the County Council plans to repair 270 roads. 74 of the busiest roads will be fully resurfaced. The other 196 will be given micro asphalt surface treatment to seal the existing road surface.
Unfortunately none of the roads in the Trent Valley villages and those around Southwell have been scheduled for resurfacing. It looks like area patching will be relied upon for the foreseeable future. Fully resurfaced roads are still a long way off.