Swindon Borough Council has released some statistics regarding pothole repairs for January 2023.
The council says it acknowledges that winter weather is notoriously bad for roads in Swindon.
The recent spells of heavy rain and freezing temperatures, are said to have created the perfect conditions for potholes. The water enters into cracks, which expand when frozen, then causing the road surfaces to crumble.
A spokesperson for the council said: "Thanks for your help in reporting road damage to us through our website. Potholes can be reported at https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20040/road_safety/339/report_a_pothole.
"Our team is working out of hours to follow these up and repair potholes across the Borough as quickly as they can."
1,907 pothole repairs were said to have been completed across Swindon in January.
The council has broken this down further:
- 1,689 were fixed within five working days of being reported
- 1,685 were identified by our inspectors who walk all 547 miles of Swindon’s roads and 724 miles of pavements, cycle paths and alleyways, at least once a year
- 765 repairs were reported by residents of which 222 were in criteria for a repair
More information about potholes and the council's approach to repairing them can be found online at https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20040/road_safety_maintenance_and_repairs/339/report_a_pothole/2
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