Council tackling potholes

By on 06/01/2011 in Winter Alerts

Reports in the media today suggest that the West Midlands region could face a pothole repair bill running into millions of pounds this winter.

In response, Birmingham City Council has issued the following update on the situation locally:

Recent severe winter weather has resulted in a number of potholes appearing on roads across Birmingham.

We are taking this issue seriously. Safety inspectors have been briefed to look out for frost damage to carriageway and footway surfaces and we have dedicated teams on standby to respond to incidents reported by the public, with additional crews available should they be required.

Depending on the severity and volume of potholes, temporary repairs may be carried out before more permanent repairs can be made. Arrangements are in hand for supply chain partners to provide additional repair services for main roads if required.

Potholes and other street faults in Birmingham are identified by a team of Highways Inspectors but we are also encouraging members of the public to help, by reporting road faults and potholes. This can be done in a variety of ways.



Birmingham City Council's contact centre on 0121 303 6644


Anyone who has a mobile phone can also report street faults by text.
To use this service text HIGHWAYS + Space + message to 07786 200 403. Accurate details of the location and nature of the fault should be included in the text to speed up the response.

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