Dip in number of pothole complaints

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The number of potholes being reported in Milton Keynes has reduced by 40 per cent since August.

It follows a £50million investment into city roads, redways and footpaths by the council.

Around £5m of this budget will be spent this year on road repairs, with a further £250,000 spent on replacing damaged or missing signs at 90 locations across the borough.

This is already underway, and is expected to take around six weeks to complete with more work to follow next year.

Councillor Mick Legg, Cabinet member for Highways, said: “The maintenance of the road network and the reduction of potholes is a key priority for the council as it affects both residents and business on a daily basis.”

“As can be seen by these encouraging results, working in partnership with our contractor Ringway has resulted in a much better long term planned maintenance to the network which has led to a higher quality road surface and a significant drop in damage to the roads and reduction in the numbers of reports of potholes which is good news for all road users.”

Since April 2015, 150,000 m² of roads, roundabouts and other sites have been resurfaced. 100,000m² of this figure is grid road coverage and has used just over 10,000 tons of asphalt.

In total 52 sites have been resurfaced this year and in addition a further 30,000 m² of specialist treatments were completed over eight sites.