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Residents urged to contact the council about potholes

Motorists in North East Lincolnshire are being urged to report any potholes caused by the latest wintry weather to the council.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s development services partnership is turning their attention to the potholes after the recent cold spell resulted in some road surface failure.

Cllr Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for regeneration and environment, said: “Our safety inspection regime is carried out as a matter of course and involves prioritising pothole repairs based on the likelihood or potential hazard that they could cause.

“However, the reporting of potholes by residents plays a crucial role in our road safety programme and I would encourage motorists and cyclists to contact us with information.”

When reporting potholes please provide as much information as possible. This can include the location of the pothole, the name of the road, the area, if it is outside a property or at a junction and the approximate size. This can be done by completeing the online form or by calling (01472) 324500.

Jason Longhurst, head of development, said: “When fixing potholes we offer a much more permanent solution to the problem. Rather than quick fixes that only last so long and lead to repeat failure, our programme involves the reconstruction and resurfacing of many roads, which is a far more cost effective way of tackling the problem.

“Although this is a much more permanent solution it does however take slightly longer. We therefore ask for patience. We can assure residents that potholes will be repaired based on the level of risk posed to road users.”