£4.4m to be spent on potholes in Essex

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: £4.4m pothole patching pot to be spent by March £4.4m pothole patching pot to be spent by March

An additional £4.4m is now available to Essex County Council to tackle potholes.

The pot for highway holes was successfully secured after the authority bid for extra crater cash from the government’s £168m filling-in fund.

The council will add a further £5.6m from its own coffers in order to deploy 20 extra rut repair gangs across Essex.

The focus will be on the worst roads including dents near drain covers, cracked kerbs and potholed pavements.

Rodney Bass, Essex County Council cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “This funding will make a difference.

“We know that highway defects are one of the biggest sources of dissatisfaction in the county.”

Cllr Bass said: “I must emphasise this will not fix the entire network of potholes across Essex.

“I trust the residents of Essex are beginning to notice an improvement in roads already and this latest news will ensure this continues.

“I apologise for any unforeseen disruption these road repairs cause.”

The council will be spending £1 million on white line painting after the crumbling carriageways have been repaired which is anticipated to be by the end of March 2015.

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4:16pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Keefie says...

How about resurfacing Chigwell Lane ??? One of the busiest roads in Essex is a worn out, pot holed, cratered, rut filled disgrace.
How about resurfacing Chigwell Lane ??? One of the busiest roads in Essex is a worn out, pot holed, cratered, rut filled disgrace. Keefie
  • Score: -2

4:59pm Fri 20 Jun 14

jonny mash says...

This money should be given to the McMuffins fund to buy the Granada cinema in Walthamstow Village. Why is Pothead Man lying in the road? This is very dangerous and to quote Lord Tebbitt he would do well to "get on his bike and find a proper job"
This money should be given to the McMuffins fund to buy the Granada cinema in Walthamstow Village. Why is Pothead Man lying in the road? This is very dangerous and to quote Lord Tebbitt he would do well to "get on his bike and find a proper job" jonny mash
  • Score: -21

8:28pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Stephen Murray says...

Not before time. Routine maintenance has been ignored for far too long. Essex highways has been under performing for many years. As a Loughton District Councillor I receive a constant flow of reasonable requests from ward residents for Essex Highways to carry out necessary maintenance and hardly ever receive any feedback.

The list is endless, potholes , badly damaged pavements , near invisible white lines at key junctions and long delayed parking reviews.

Many of us feel that Epping Forest is the forgotten part of Essex County Council.

Independent Roding Ward District Councillor Stephen Murray
Not before time. Routine maintenance has been ignored for far too long. Essex highways has been under performing for many years. As a Loughton District Councillor I receive a constant flow of reasonable requests from ward residents for Essex Highways to carry out necessary maintenance and hardly ever receive any feedback. The list is endless, potholes , badly damaged pavements , near invisible white lines at key junctions and long delayed parking reviews. Many of us feel that Epping Forest is the forgotten part of Essex County Council. Independent Roding Ward District Councillor Stephen Murray Stephen Murray
  • Score: 7

10:09pm Fri 20 Jun 14

BelieveBJ says...

Keefie wrote:
How about resurfacing Chigwell Lane ??? One of the busiest roads in Essex is a worn out, pot holed, cratered, rut filled disgrace.
Who says it is the busiest road in Essex....bit arrogant I think!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Keefie[/bold] wrote: How about resurfacing Chigwell Lane ??? One of the busiest roads in Essex is a worn out, pot holed, cratered, rut filled disgrace.[/p][/quote]Who says it is the busiest road in Essex....bit arrogant I think!!!! BelieveBJ
  • Score: 2

10:20pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Manicminder says...

Not before time! Whilst attending Debden Day last week, I tripped whilst crossing Debden Broadway on a pothole and fell, injuring my hand and wrist and leaving me with multiple bruises.
Not before time! Whilst attending Debden Day last week, I tripped whilst crossing Debden Broadway on a pothole and fell, injuring my hand and wrist and leaving me with multiple bruises. Manicminder
  • Score: 2

11:19am Sat 21 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

Excellent news as surely the annoying pothole man can retire.
Excellent news as surely the annoying pothole man can retire. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -5

7:35pm Sat 21 Jun 14

SNGreen says...

Lets just hope they do a decent job. Many pot holes fixes have been cheap patch up jobs poorly done.
Lets just hope they do a decent job. Many pot holes fixes have been cheap patch up jobs poorly done. SNGreen
  • Score: 1

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