7:10am Friday 12th April 2013
WORCESTERSHIRE has the sixth best record in the UK for dealing with potholes, according to a national newspaper.
Four per cent of drivers in the county reported a claim for vehicle damages from potholes during the past four years. The article, in the Sunday Times, named the 15 best and worst counties.
Jon Fraser, Worcestershire County Council's highways manager, said: “We were very pleased to see Worcestershire's high placing in the top 15 best counties in the Sunday Times report...
“Worcestershire County Council's highways team is responsible for maintaining and developing over 2,500 miles of road across the county and we know residents and businesses agree with us that this is a priority through feedback through Have Your Say roadshows and other channels.”
A total of 6,784 repairs had been carried out by the highways team during 2013 up to April 9. The council received more than 8,000 reports of road damage from the public during the same period. It is urging residents and businesses to continue reporting potholes and other road defects via its app, online or by phone.
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