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Preventing potholes in Luton
We have a team of highway inspectors, a seek and repair gang, and a 24 hour response team to find and repair potholes in Luton.We've also invested in an annual surface treatment and surfacing programme to the tune of £2.7 million.
This is designed to:
- get rid of potholes by repairing roads that are showing early signs, such as cracking, and deformation
- prevent potholes by using treatments that seal roads against the elements of weather before they start to show significant signs of wear and tear
The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey concluded in 2015 that £12.16 billion was needed in the UK local road network to bring it back into reasonable condition.
The government has provided £6 billion for the local road network over the next five years. Using this funding, the challenge for us is to ensure that Luton's main road network is maintained in a good condition, whilst also improving the residential road network.
Any main roads that need resurfacing will be placed on a five year programme. Other roads that need resurfacing will be assessed according to its condition, and its locality.
For example if the road is near a school or bus route it will deemed to be a higher priority. Those that are in the worst condition and are in higher priority area are included on a five year programme of resurfacing.
A detailed programme of roads that are going to be treated this year visit will be published here in early 2018.
Report a pothole
We aim to inspect all reports of potholes within two working days, but if you feel the pothole is dangerous enough to need immediate attention contact us to let us now.
- you to upload a photo of the pothole
- us to decide if an emergency repair is needed, based on the photo you attach
- you to give the precise location of the pothole
- you to track the progress of your report online
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