From Sevenoaks to Margate, Sheerness to Dymchurch, Kent County Council (KCC) highways crews are on it – come rain or shine – fixing potholes for the Pothole Blitz programme.

Following their announcement in March 2024 when KCC received additional funding of £8.6 million from the Department for Transport (DfT), crews have been out repairing medium to large-scale defects on the county’s roads, helping to keep Kent moving.

With over 18,000 reported potholes across the county last year, it’s a significant task to tackle and highways teams have been identifying and planning the works, ensuring they are fully co-ordinated across the county and spread equally over several months to minimise disruption and impact to road users.

Yellow text which says 'Pothole Blitz' on a dark blue background.

Since March, nearly 3,000 potholes have been repaired through the Pothole Blitz programme, with an additional 2,000 repaired through other KCC’s own road and footway planned maintenance budget.

Residents will expect to see more crews out on the road for the programme.

Neil Baker Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

KCC’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, Neil Baker, said: 

“There’s no denying that there’s a substantial amount of work for our highways teams to tackle, but they’ve already made significant progress with the Pothole Blitz programme thanks to their diligent planning and specialist equipment.

‘We know this can be inconvenient to road users, so we appreciate residents being patient while crews make improvements on our roads.

‘It’s safe to say: we’re on it!”

The programme will continue until Autumn 2024 to ensure permanent repairs can be done in the best weather conditions.

Find out which roads have been prioritised for pothole repairs in your area: Pothole Blitz – Kent County Council

By Ed

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