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Potholes and day to day maintenance

Even with the work we are doing to deliver a more planned approach to maintenance based on condition priorities and the development of affordable lifecycle treatments for our asset, there will always be a need for emergency repairs.

With the limited funding and the deteriorated state of the network we are constantly juggling our priorities to deliver the best approach to preserving and replacing our asset such that they are available for use at all times.

This will mean that we won’t always be prioritising how the road looks in terms of patched and pothole repairs. What we are trying to deliver is a network that is fit for purpose and enables us all to go about our daily lives and to ensure Derbyshire as a county is always open for business.

Unfortunately these competing priorities and the funding situation that all councils are finding themselves in means that potholes are inevitable. But we will repair them if they meet our intervention levels and we will continue to look at alternative solutions where potholes become a serious issue.

Take a look at how our hardworking highways team repairs potholes and maintains the county's roads.