Record number of potholes treated in the East Riding

East Riding Council's filled in 35,000 potholes this year - a record for road repairs.

It is more than double the number repaired four years ago and comes after last year's freezing arctic winter.

This year the council invested more than two million pounds on its annual surface dressing work, which saw improvements carried out at 170 sites across the area.

Councillor John Barrett, the council's portfolio holder for operational services, says: "This has been a particularly bad year for potholes, as drivers will know, but our highways maintenance team has been working non-stop to get them filled and to carry on improving our roads.

"We aim to repair potholes as soon as they are reported to us, but because of the sheer size of the East Riding – we have more than 2,000 miles of road – and our limited resources, we can’t always repair them straight away.

"But a huge amount of the work is carried out by our highways staff to prevent potholes from forming in the first place."

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