Roads Maintenance - Frequently Asked Questions
When is this pothole going to be repaired?
Public Roads are subject to routine inspections, from monthly inspections on Class A roads to once a year on Urban Unclassified roads. These inspections initiate a repair programme on an area basis.
To report a pothole please use our online form
Why has my road/ street/footpath/ not been treated for ice?
It is not possible to treat all roads/streets/footpaths at the same time. Those roads/streets/footpaths for which the Council has a statutory duty to maintain are prioritised and the higher priority routes are treated first. In times of severe weather conditions some lower priority roads/streets/footpaths may not receive treatment for many days due to multiple treatments required on higher priority roads.
To check the priority of a road/street /footpath please see Appendix's C - F of the Winter Service Operational Plan
How often are gullies cleaned?
The Council try to clean all gullies once a year but some gullies require more frequent cleaning.
How often is grass on roadside verges cut?
Generally once per year but certain locations may require a second cut. However, sight lines are cut more frequently.