A new approach on potholes

Earlier this year our research uncovered that West Lancashire had the worst pot-holed roads in the county.

Our West Lancashire’s action plan for potholes:

potholes in Burscough
Potholes in Burscough, but this could be anywhere in West Lancashire

Money—Changes to funding so more money is spent in the parts of Lancashire where the roads are in worst condition, meaning West Lancashire would benefit.

“Right first time” repairs—employ more monitors to oversee the contractors so that repairs don’t fail after a few weeks, as happens too often.

Quicker repairs—Employ council staff to inspect road surfaces instead of relying on residents to report potholes.

Fix all potholes in the vicinity not just the one on the list—Abandon the current system which sees potholes repaired in a strict list/priority order and fix all the potholes in a neighbourhood at the same time—reducing travel time and costs.