Pothole blitz on Swansea’s roads

More than 1,000 potholes and other road defects have been fixed in Swansea so far this year.

Swansea Council has been carrying out the work as part of its inspection and maintenance regime for roads across the city.

Road inspectors are out every day in Swansea, driving and walking roads and pavements to spot issues that need addressing. Repairs are then scheduled on a priority basis.

Swansea Council has also agreed to transfer £1 million from its insurance fund to finance high-priority highway maintenance schemes and the PATCH project (Priority Action for Community Highways) will be returning to communities across the city from next month.

Cllr Mark Thomas, cabinet member for environment and transportation, said: “We’re now coming out of the winter period that’s, like all other parts of the country, had an impact on the condition of our roads here in Swansea. Our staff have been working tremendously hard in what have often been tough weather conditions to keep up with damage that needs repairing and respond to emergencies as soon as possible.

“The extra money being invested into our road network over the next year and the return of the PATCH scheme will further benefit motorists in all parts of the city. People can rest assured that we’re working tirelessly to catch up on damage that’s been reported and keep the city moving, but we can’t fix defects we don’t know about. The public are often in a position to see damage before our inspectors do, so we’d encourage people to report issues to us that will then be addressed on a priority basis.”

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