Teams out in force for road inspections
04 Mar 2021
Council teams have been out in force to deal with any damage to the county’s road caused by the recent spell of severe weather.
The combination of significant wet weather and surface water flooding across the county, followed by a prolonged period of snow and freezing temperatures, is expected to have caused some deterioration and damage to the road network.
Now the weather conditions have improved, teams have been taking to the roads to assess what needs doing as a priority, to keep people safe.
Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Local Services Glen Sanderson said: “Our frontline highways teams have done a fantastic job over recent weeks dealing with the floods, clearing snow and gritting the network to keep roads and residents safe.
“Given the severe weather conditions there may well be areas where potholes and other areas of deterioration to the road surface have now suddenly appeared.
“Council teams have bow been out inspecting roads from the start of the week to identify and repair any hazardous defects which have happened, starting with the major roads.
“This is as well as the planned repairs we already have earmarked for the next 12 months.
“However, with over 3,000 miles of roads to look after, we’d always ask that if people become aware of any hazardous defects on the roads or pavements to report them to us.”