Roads and pavements maintenance

Weather damage

It is more usual for the surface of roads to become damaged during winter months than at any other times of the year.

Significant damage can be caused by heavy and prolonged periods of rainfall.

While serious defects are repaired, rainfall can create minor cracks on road surfaces. Water is able to penetrate these cracks where, during winter, freezing temperatures can lead to the formation of ice that expands and causes further damage.

Potholes form more frequently during winter months.

We monitor these types of road surface damage as part of our routine inspections programme and when potholes or other damage is reported to us.