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More than 3,000 potholes filled

29 August 2017
Thurrock's highways lead has welcomed the progress made on filling potholes.
Through Thurrock Council's 'clean it, cut it, fill it' initiative, engineers have been working across the borough to fix thousands of defects using various methods.
One method – jet-patching, which fills potholes in a fraction of the time of regular pothole filling – has completed for the summer while regular pothole repairs continue.
Since the works began in May, 3,062 potholes have been filled.

Pioneering Highways Scheme Awarded to Thurrock

13 January 2017
Thurrock Council is launching an innovative way of using technology to map the roads in the borough and maintain them for road users.
In what is the first of its kind in the country, the trial – worth £183,000 and funded by the Department for Transport – will revolutionise the way potholes and other road defects are identified in Thurrock.
'Pothole-spotter' uses high definition cameras attached to Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCVs) to take quality pictures of roads and pavements in the borough.

Government digs deep on potholes

9 January 2017
The funding Thurrock Council receives from government to fix potholes will increase next financial year.
From April 2017, the amount the council receives will increase from £110,000 to £153,000, covering the cost of filling hundreds more potholes compared to the year before.
As part of the Clean it, Cut it, Fill it campaign, by the end of December more than 9,000 potholes had been filled. Thurrock Council maintains 576 kilometres of road in the borough through its role as a highways authority.

Plans to secure highways funding approved

8 September 2016
The strategy for maintaining and monitoring Thurrock’s road network was agreed at last night’s (Wednesday 7 September) Cabinet meeting.
Councillors approved plans which will bring the borough in line with national standards and support their commitment to the Clean it, Cut it, Fill it campaign.
The Department for Transport has developed the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) to provide guidance for highways authorities, like Thurrock, and establish a best practice framework for effective and efficient highways management.

Pothole repairs smashing targets

29 July 2016
Thurrock Council's Highways Team have been working their way around the borough, repairing nearly 2500 potholes in the process.
Following the award of an additional £110,000 earlier in the year, the Department for Transport set a target of 2075 road repairs for this fiscal year; however from 13 June to 16 July road engineers in Thurrock have repaired 2470 defects, eclipsing the government's target in one month.

Fill it - pothole repairs going in the right direction

27 June 2016
Plans are driving forward after Thurrock Council was awarded £110,000 of Government funding to help fix the roads.
Cllr Brian Little, portfolio holder for transport and highways, explains work is well on the way to repair around 2,000 potholes across the borough over the next year.
He said: "Maintenance teams have already started work in the east of the borough and will be working their way through to the west during the year.