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Pothole action fund 2020/21

We have been awarded £200,000 To spend on fixing or preventing potholes in 2020/21. This money will be spent on such treatments as:

  • small scale pothole patching works to target pothole cluster sites in estate roads
  • small to medium patching works on the main routes to complement future maintenance works and to prevent defects forming
  • emergency pothole repairs across our road network

The list of larger sites includes:

Southmead Road, Filton

Hencliffe Way, Hanham

School Road, Frampton Cotterell

Woodend Road, Frampton Cotterell

North Street, Oldland Common

Gloucester Road, Thornbury

Pound Road, Kingswood

St James Street, Mangotsfield

Hill House Road, Mangotsfield

When do we fix a pothole?

We fix approximately 11,000 potholes every year but many more are reported to us. We have a duty to inspect all those reported to us but unfortunately we cannot fix those which do not meet our criteria.

We ask the public to only report potholes which measure 50mm deep and 300mm wide – or as big as a snooker ball and as wide as a 12 inch vinyl record.

If the hole is on a main or strategic road and in the middle of the lane we will fix it within 24 hours, or 14 days if it is not in the direct line of travel. For smaller roads, we will fix potholes within 12 weeks.

View our YouTube video about when we will fix a pothole.

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