Increased potholes due to wet weather
The recent wet weather not only caused flooding issues but has also damaged the highway. The high water levels has caused more potholes on the roads and we are asking drivers to help us by reporting them using the MyWiltshre App, so they can be dealt with swiftly.
The MyWiltshire App can be downloaded on smart phones or accessed on the council website
We carryout regular checks on our roads and invest where we can to make sure they are in the best condition to deal with the worst of the Winter. The local highways team repair smaller potholes, using either a cold material which can be poured into the hole, or a hot material treatment where appropriate. These materials form a very hard surface, making the road safe.
For larger potholes the teams cut out a section of the road around the hole, clear out old material and fill it with hot material.
If a road has a number of potholes it may require more substantial work or resurfacing which is when major works are undertaken. We spend around £20m per year on major maintenance including resurfacing and will be resurfacing 159km of roads in this financial year.
More information on the Wiltshire website