Winter Damage Repairs
Following the damage caused to
Worcestershire's roads by last winter's severe weather, the
Government issued extra funding to assist highway authorities in
dealing with the problem.
In Worcestershire the extra funding (£3.08m)
has been used to repair roads augmenting the original 2011/12
carriageway maintenance funding (which was agreed by the Council at
£8.9m). Set out below is a breakdown of how it was used.
A good deal of the damage had occurred in
areas that were previously in either good or reasonable condition
and therefore in addition to normal data gathering methods extra
inspections were carried out and every reported pot hole and other
carriageway defect investigated in some detail.
From this information damaged areas were
repaired by one of the following methods:
- If the reported failure was an isolated
pothole or small area of defective carriageway it was repaired by
one of Worcestershire Highway's Area Response Teams wherever
possible using a high quality permanent small patch repair with hot
- If the reported failure formed part of a
larger defective area that required more substantial repairs, but
was still fairly isolated in nature, it became part of a programme
of permanent structural patching repairs utilising high output
equipment to ensure cost effective permanent repairs were
- Wherever possible, larger areas of failure
were included in larger surfacing works ensuring permanent repairs
were made in the most cost effective manner.
Following the completion of the extra works
Worcestershire confirms that £250k was used to complete over 3,000
small repairs using method 1, £1.0m was used on method 2 repairs
completing work on an additional 83 sites with the remainder being
allocated to 25 larger surfacing schemes.
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This page was last reviewed 27 November 2013 at 9:19.
The page is next due for review 26 May 2015.