05 February 2010
We're tackling pot holes. Road repair crews have already fixed 10,000 potholes on Kent's roads this year. The repairs have been carried out ahead of more permanent work which Kent County Council is preparing to spend an extra £1million on from March. Kent Highway Services has 60 crews working, 20 more than usual at this time – and in one week alone in January they fixed about 6,000 potholes. Each week since they have been fixing double the amount they were repairing this time last year. They are taking a 'find and fix' approach, which means that as faults are reported the crews work in areas of greatest need. Kent County Council cabinet member for highways Nick Chard said:"We are getting on with the job of tackling potholes now that the winter weather has cleared. "Many holes appeared during 'freeze thaw' conditions in the exceptionally long, cold winter. We couldn't repair them while there was snow on the ground."Since the snow has cleared, we are getting to grips with the repairs. Repairing the damage will continue for as long as it takes and we are appealing for residents' help."To report a fault, contact Kent Highway Services on 08458 247 800, go online to www.kent.gov.uk/highways or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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