Councillors urge Thanet residents to report potholes during KCC repair blitz

Report Thanet potholes

Thanet’s county councillors are urging people to report potholes while the authority is undertaking a blitz on repairs.

As part of a £7.5 million pothole repair scheme KCC has contracted the work out to local companies ensure quicker response times to reports of problems. A R Cook Contracting is covering Thanet and Dover.

Since the start of 2018, more than 20,000 potholes have been filled.

Since March 1, KCC has filled in 14,998 potholes and carried out 23,328sqm of resurfacing where multiple potholes were found. In Thanet 1,012 potholes have been filled and 1,426 sq metres have been patched.

KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: “This year saw some freezing cold temperatures which has significantly contributed to the number of potholes on our roads.

“Water gets into the road surface and when it freezes it expands causing cracks and subsequently potholes.

“Once temperatures warmed up, KCC immediately began work to repair our network. We ensured the main routes in Kent were fixed first alongside emergency repairs and in April began a dedicated pothole blitz tackling our entire network.”

“We have teams working in each district whose job it is to respond to reports we receive about specific potholes as well as fill those they find on our road network whilst out.”

Cllr Karen Constantine added: “We really need people to contact KCC to report the potholes and to get them repaired.

“Let’s get our roads improved, if anyone needs help please feel free to contact me.”

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