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What Do You Think Are The Worst Roads For Potholes In Dorset?

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Published at 7:38am 15th January 2015.

They are every drivers nightmare and last year 12,000 were repaired in Dorset.

It's the UK's first ever National Pothole Day.

Dorset received an extra £9m to repair our ravaged roads from last winter.

This money was used to resurface damaged roads and complete a grip and ditch clearing programme to help prevent future flooding. A full list of the completed works can be found at www.dorsetforyou.com/severe-weather-fund.

The County Council want drivers to keep on reporting potholes directly to them.

Director for Environment and the Economy at the County Council, Mike Harries explains why we should use their website instead.

He told Wessex FM: "The biggest benefit for the person reporting it is that they get an automatic number and response when the job is completed by the team on the ground."


Each pothole is ranked for repair. This ranking is based on the level of risk to road users - its location, size, depth and the sort of road on which it occurs. Repairs are scheduled between 32 hours (for the highest risk) and 28 days (for minor risk). The majority of all potholes are repaired within 28 days.


To report a range of Dorset road issues including potholes, overgrown hedges, broken street lights, blocked drains visit www.dorsetforyou.com/reportroadproblems or call 01305 221020.

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