More than 20,500 potholes repaired in 2020

“We would now welcome feedback from experiences in using the trial, online pothole reporting form"

The ‘breaking out’ stage of a pothole repair. The deteriorated area is then removed before the final stages of the repair work are carried out.

Release date: 21 January 2021

More than 20,500 potholes were repaired by West Sussex Highways in 2020 – that’s the equivalent of about 390 a week and compares to 16,000 pothole repairs in 2019.

Now the county council is inviting residents’ feedback on a new online pothole reporting form which is being trialled to make it easier for the public to report potholes.

A West Sussex Highways spokesperson said: “The county council is responsible for maintaining around 2,500 miles of road: A and B roads are ordinarily inspected monthly, C-class and main distributor roads on a three or six-monthly basis and declassified roads are typically inspected annually.

“Our highways officers cannot be everywhere, so the public’s eyes and help in spotting and reporting concerns are really appreciated.

“We would now welcome feedback from their experiences in using the trial, online pothole reporting form: this can be done by clicking on the ‘feedback’ link at the top of the website page.

“This feedback will help us to continue to make improvements, such as the changes made to produce the latest version of the form, which has been improved for mobile phone use.”

If a pothole is a significant and immediate risk to public safety, phone 01243 642105.

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