Independent report

Repairing and preventing potholes

How local authorities can repair potholes more effectively and efficiently, and how to prevent them occurring.

Documents

Potholes review - prevention and a better cure

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Appendix B1: case studies

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Appendix B2: technical notes

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Appendix B3: guidance documents

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Appendix B4: research projects

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Appendix B5: national highway sector schemes

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Appendix B6: highways authorities product approval scheme (HAPAS)

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Details

In April 2011 the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport announced a review into the problem of potholes. A progress report was published in December 2011, and the final report is now available.

The review has considered how local highway authorities deal with potholes, as well as wider stakeholder views and implications.

It makes 17 recommendations that, if implemented, will improve highway maintenance and reduce the number of potholes occurring. There are 3 key messages in the report:

  • prevention is better than the cure
  • right first time for better repairs
  • clarity for the public
Published 10 April 2012