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County council planning Easter blitz on backlog of potholes

A blitz on potholes is being planned across Lichfield and Burntwood during the Easter holidays.

Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews plan to use the holiday period to tackle a number of road problems caused by the recent weather.

Around 300 per week are being repaired across the county in a bid to clear a backlog.

Rugeley Road in Burntwood has already seen potholes filled in and other sites are in the pipeline.

Ian Turner, Staffordshire County Council’s Head of Highways Operations, said: “Flooding, snow and icy conditions have really taken their toll on the roads and that’s why we have stepped up our efforts.

“We have already repaired a thousand more than we did at the start of 2012 and our teams are tackling as many potholes as possible – but it is an on-going challenge.

“Hopefully the Easter school holidays should mean roads will be quieter for the next fortnight and will allow us to tackle even more with the minimum of disruption.”

Around 3,500 potholes have been repaired so far in 2013.

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5 Comments

  1. Darren Ennis

    30th March, 2013 at 10:43 am

    pfft… I hope your right, disgusting is an understatement. I will keep an eye around Burntwood over this weekend and lets see if we get any fixed or its just Lichfield.

    Saw a great tax disk holder the other day, it said “Yes ive paid my Road Tax now fix the F*****g Roads!”

  2. Cynic

    30th March, 2013 at 10:55 am

    “Darren” It is no longer called “Road Tax” because it is not used to repair roads!

  3. Darren Ennis

    30th March, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Fair enough but the points still the same. The roads are neglected, I can only give my opinion on burntwood roads, sycamore Road is awful! Can tell its bad when they have a “back log”

  4. Davidanthony Smith

    30th March, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Brilliant. That will be a job well done. Could I ask that the bridge at RottenRow – Sturgeons Hill be looked at there are some serious surface defects there, especially on the side going out of Lichfield centre. I appreciate it would mean a road closure to get at it, but it really is that bad. Saw a kid on a bike the other day come a cropper due to one of several very big pot holes.

  5. Adam Turvey

    22nd April, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Patch repairs are no good at this stage.
    Entire sections of roads need resurfacing BECAUSE they have been patch repaired, most times leaving considerable difference between the level of the road and the tarmac bodged in the hole for a temporary fix. making the fix kinda pointless.

    Cheap shoddy fixes.

    Although the lichfield/burntwood area isn’t quite as bad as cannock.