Thurrock Council "smash" pothole target

THURROCK Council’s Highways Team have been working their way around the borough, repairing nearly 2500 potholes in the process.

Following the award of an additional £110,000 earlier in the year, the Department for Transport set a target of 2075 road repairs for this fiscal year; however from 13 June to 16 July road engineers in Thurrock have repaired 2470 defects, eclipsing the government’s target in one month.

Repairs in Corringham, Fobbing and Stanford-le-Hope, East Tilbury, Linford and Horndon on the Hill are complete, whilst engineers are currently working their way through Chadwell St Mary, before moving on to Orsett and South Ockendon.

The Highways Team aims to visit every resident road in the borough to repair any road defects.

Cllr Brian Little, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Highways, said: “It is great to see a truly noticeable change to the condition of our roads and I would like to give my thanks to the highways team at the council for all their hard work.

“This will go a long way to getting this administration’s plan to ‘Clean It, Cut It, Fill It’ off to a rolling start.”

Cllr Little added: “I recently visited the team on-site and learnt about the new techniques that were being used that are more time-efficient, cost-effective and guaranteed for the next year.

“The council want everyone that lives and works in the borough to ‘Love Thurrock’ and having safe and smoother roads is one step towards achieving this.”

For more information on the Love Thurrock campaign and the Clean it, Cut it, Fill it plan – including future planned road repairs – visit: thurrock.gov.uk/lovethurrock

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