Road users who log particularly big potholes could see them filled in.

In March Essex County Council was allocated £2.6m in additional road resurfacing funding following the harsh winter.

Part of that money will now be used to fill in the 20 worse potholes in each of the county's parishes and districts, meaning an additional 1,500 holes will be plugged over the next few months.

Councillor Kevin Bentley, the council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for infrastructure, said: “I want to make sure that the extra money we’re putting in to pothole repairs is used to maximum effect in each area.

"Not just what engineers think is the safety priority, but the ones that really frustrate people locally.

"That’s why I am asking all Essex County Councillors to consult quickly with other local councils and give us their list of local priority potholes.

"We’ll fix them over the next few months with the extra resources we have allocated and, in some cases, with new types of machines, to eliminate the worst problems and help everyone use our roads more safely and smoothly.”

The scheme follows the completion of the county council's summer resurfacing works, in which 250 miles of Essex roads were dressed to prevent further degradation.

Having used 3,652 tonnes of binder and 38,000 tonnes of stone chippings, the number of potholes logged by the council came down from 988 in June to 407.

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