also known as: Potholes, Road maintenance.
Potholes are defined as a defect in the highway surface, which is surrounded by surfacing material on all sides. They can develop over short periods of time and depending on the size, depth and location there will be a greater or lesser risk to the general public. The response of the County Council will be dependent on the severity of the reported defect.
Please click below to report a problem to us:Report
a pothole or road maintenance problem here
Or you can contact
The A1, A19 and A69 within Northumberland are the
responsibility of the Highways Agency. Report potholes on these
roads by calling them on 0300 123 5000 or
What happens after you report a problem?
If the issue is on one of our roads, then we will temporarily
repair the defect within 24 hours, if considered
to represent a serious risk to road users.
Other potholes that have been determined as to not
represent an immediate hazard but still have safety
implications will be repaired within 14 or 28
days, depending on the associated risk to the road
here to view our Transport Asset Management Plan policy and
Pothole repair update (31 May 2014)
We have now reduced the backlog of potholes in Northumberland by
71% since the end of January this year. It means we are on track to
clearing the backlog completely by the end of June.
The latest data shows that at the end of May we had achieved a
total pothole reduction of 8,676 out of 12,213 with 3,537 still
Over recent years, severe winter weather has caused significant
damage to Northumberland’s roads and led to an increase in
potholes. The backlog of potholes stood at 12,213 at the end of
You can view our progress below:
- View map
showing our progress as of 31 May
- View map
showing initial backlog here
Northumberland has invested an additional £600,000 to speed up
pothole repairs. We are using two Jetpatcher machines -
self-contained units that carry all the necessary equipment and
materials to repair potholes. The Jetpatcher is quicker and more
effective than the conventional repair methods.
This project will not repair every pothole in Northumberland. It
will just clear the existing backlog so that new faults can be
repaired more quickly.