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 us here.
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 emailing
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
to improve road network
Thousands of potholes are being cleared in Northumberland each
month as we continue work to improve the road network.
Following a pledge in winter 2013/14 to clear the long-running
backlog of potholes, teams of council staff successfully filled in
the outstanding repairs of 12,213 potholes by the end of June 2014
– a figure which stood at more than 32,000 in May 2013.
The ‘potholeometer’ shows the number of potholes identified and
the numbers repaired to date.
Between April 2014 and May 2015 we repaired 78,358
In January 2015 we reported that there were just over 2,600
outstanding pothole repairs, but through the significant work we
have undertaken this has been reduced to 153 (at 31 May).
This information was last updated on:
18 August 2015