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"Allow for potholes when driving" says WC

December 23, 2019 10:35 AM
By WC (edited)

Despite being given £7.3million from the Central Government Pothole Fund and spending a further £500k on reactive highway maintenance, Wiltshire Council says there will inevitably be potholes on the roads and drivers are being reminded to report them so they can be dealt with.

Drivers can report potholes by using the MyWiltshire App - which can be downloaded on smart phones or accessed on the council website at

The council's highways team work on smaller potholes by using a cold material which can be poured into the hole, or a number of hot material treatments that are used where appropriate. These materials form a hard surface.

For larger potholes the teams cut out a section of the road around the hole, clear out old material and fill it with hot stuff.

If a road has a number of potholes it may require more substantial work or resurfacing which is where major works are undertaken.

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet member of Highways said: "We keep regular checks on our roads and invest where we can to make sure they are in the best condition to deal with the the worst of the Wiltshire winter.

"We know with high water levels we're likely to have more potholes so we'd encourage drivers to let us know if they see a pothole by using the My Wiltshire App so we can address these issues promptly. As always, we advise motorists to drive to the conditions."