also known as: Road maintenance.
We are responsible for maintaining adopted non-trunk roads in Northumberland. This includes planned maintenance such as road resurfacing, reconstruction and gully cleaning, as well as ad-hoc repairs to potholes and other defects.
We have a statutory duty to maintain adopted roads within the
County. Maintenance of the highway includes making safe potentially
dangerous defect such as potholes.
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. We do not maintain these
You can contact the highways agency as follows:
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
Potholes are defined as a defect in the highway surface, which
is surrounded by surfacing material on all sides. Edge damage
generally occurs on uncurbed rural roads and is generally caused by
vehicles overrunning the verge.
Potholes 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.
Pothole repair improvements
Following a successful trial, the council has bought two
Jetpatchers – self contained units that carry all the necessary
equipment and materials to repair potholes.The Jetpatcher has
proven to be a cost effective alternative to conventional temporary
repair fix methods, improving productivity by 60%.