Potholes have not become worse, says Public Services
Tuesday 15th January 2013, 5:00PM GMT.
POTHOLES in island roads are no worse now than in previous years, Public Services said yesterday.
A department spokesman said January was the peak time for repairing them and doing so used around a third of the £300,000 budget allocated for minor works.
The annual break in the main roads resurfacing programme will, the spokesman said, allow more routine repairs to be carried out.
‘An inspector investigates any reports to assess how urgent the repair is. Given the nature of potholes, it inevitably involves working in the road and that normally requires at least a partial closure and some traffic management.’
The matter of potholes was highlighted during the Sunday radio phone-in, but Public Services board member Darren Duquemin said he had not noticed the problem getting worse.
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