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REVEALED: New data shows number of potholes plaguing roads across Three Rivers 

 Published on: 31st July 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

The number of potholes found on roads across Three Rivers has been revealed with nearly 2,000 filled in during 2020 alone. 

In a Freedom of Information (FOI) request made by CroxleyNews to Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) it was revealed that 1,833 potholes had been filled in during 2020.

This figure was down from 2,045 potholes filled in during 2019 and was considerably lower than the statistics for the Dacorum borough which saw 3,879 potholes filled.

The FOI also revealed the number of potholes reported to HCC with 3551.5 reported from the beginning of 2021 to March 22.

When looking closer at the Three Rivers district the number of potholes reported to HCC was 1,050 which was slightly up on 2019 where 974 were reported.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire County Council said: “Wherever possible we prefer to prevent potholes forming in the first place by treating roads that are starting to deteriorate. Over recent years the general condition of the county’s roads has improved significantly as a result of extra investment in a resurfacing programme targeting local residential roads and country lanes. 

“The road network in Dacorum is a little more than twice the length of that in Three Rivers so difference in the number of potholes repaired in each area is broadly in proportion to the length of road in each area.

“We aim to make the most significant ones safe within 24 hours but the majority of potholes that are big enough to need rapid attention receive a first-time permanent repair either within 5 days or within 20 days, depending on factors like the size of the pothole and how busy the road is. We are currently achieving this over 98 per cent of the time.”

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