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Pothole Busters hit Andover

Pothole Busters out in Andover

Hampshire Highways “Pothole Busters” were out in force in Andover last week, repairing the roads damaged by Winter.

A spokesperson for Hampshire County Council said “Our highways teams have fixed more than 350 potholes in the Test Valley area since 1st March. We have had extra gangs out on the ground since the end of the cold weather, to start tackling potholes on our roads.

The gangs are using pre-prepared material, which doesn’t need any mixing on site, and is specially designed to work in cold and damp conditions. This means the gangs can fix more potholes each day than by conventional methods. Some of these will be interim repairs in order to keep the road safe, and more permanent repairs will be done later.

Hampshire residents are encouraged to report potholes and road defects direct to the County Council at  www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/roadproblems. Reporting defects via a third party means it takes longer for reports to reach Hampshire Highways teams.”

The council’s website says that the responsibility of Hampshire County Council is:

  • Emergency defects are usually made safe within two hours. These repairs may be temporary with permanent repairs being made later.
  • Other defects become part of the maintenance programme and are usually repaired within two months.
  • Larger or more complex works, such as major resurfacing, are generally scheduled separately.

Report potholes at www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/roadproblems/potholes.