Reader Letters: We must review management of our potholes

Are you concerned about potholes on our roads?

Are you concerned about potholes on our roads? - Credit: PA

One reader wants action, not words, over the roads. Do you agree?

Having read the report last week on the amount of potholes still to be repaired in the county, is it time to review the management of our roads?

The 6,125 mile network is under ever-increasing pressure from increased traffic flow, supersize vehicles, increased weight, and inadequate drainage maintenance.

In 2016 your Norfolk Summer Magazine stated: 'Since the beginning of the year the County Council has repaired more than 10,000 potholes in Norfolk.' That after one of the mildest winters on record.

Is it correct therefore to blame and write the 'Beast from the East for biting into the county's roads and causing 1,000 more pothole repairs than in the previous winter'?

Roads break up rapidly once water penetrates their surface. Norfolk County Council's monitoring and maintenance routine currently in place for the road network would seem to me to be inadequate and failing in its ability to maintain roads in a standard that meets the requirements and needs for today's use.

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