Wirral Council to set aside £250,000 for pothole repairs
WIRRAL Council is setting aside £250,000 to deal with potholes created by the recent spell of bad weather.
The authority’s technical services department is currently identifying the extent of the repairs needed after road surfaces deteriorated because of icy conditions and continual gritting in some places.
Highways maintenance contractor Colas is carrying out emergency repair work to the worst affected areas.
A report to the council’s ruling cabinet, which will discuss the plan on Thursday, said it is expected this emergency programme of repairs will help protect the authority from the potential of increased insurance claims.
More permanent repairs will be carried out from March.
Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Transport, Councillor Jean Quinn, said: “The increase in both the numbers and size of pot-holes due to ice and salt damage is clear for all of us to see.
“It is essential that these are repaired as soon as possible for safety reasons and to prevent further damage to the road surfaces.”
To report a pothole contact Streetscene on 606 2004.
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