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.

Portfolio Holder for Highways and Transport, Cllr Brian Little, said: "We know how important the condition of roads are to residents and we are working hard to repair potholes.

"Through clean it, cut it, fill it and other initiatives, we are investing more than £2million this year alone on road upgrades and repairs.

"There’s still more work to do, but residents should see a real improvement in the roads across Thurrock."