Tag Archives : potholes


2017 resurfacing programme gets under way in Plymouth

Ninety Plymouth roads will get a new lease of life over the next 12 months as part of a £6.39 million investment in carriageway and footway repairs. Our resurfacing programme for 2017/18 will get under way on Tuesday 18 April, targeting stretches on main routes where the overall road surface is nearing the end of its […]

Council Leader Ian Bowyer, Adrian Trim (our Head of Highways, Parking and Marine Services), Councillor Ricketts and Neal Gibson (Operations Manager for SWH).

Plymouth gearing up for new road maintenance contract

Preparations are progressing well for the transfer of Plymouth’s road maintenance services to South West Highways (SWH) in April. Some functions are moving back to the Council under the new contract to ensure greater control over which works are carried out where and when. Functions we will manage include: inspections, audits and road safety; co-ordination and licensing […]


Resurfacing scheme pays off as pothole compensation claims are slashed

Plymouth’s extensive resurfacing programme is paying off as the amount of claims for compensation for pothole damage has dropped by more than £100,000 in a year. Plymouth City Council has spent £5 million this year on an extensive road resurfacing programme. A new report by the RAC Foundation shows that while in 2014/15 Plymouth City […]


Clarification on speed hump in Forest Avenue

You may have seen a story in today’s Herald about a new speed hump in Forest Avenue, Peverell. This speed hump was not installed in error – it forms part of a new 20mph safety scheme for the area. Other streets in the scheme include Langstone Road, Langstone Terrace, Pennycross Park Road, Fairfield Avenue and Beauchamp […]


More Plymouth roads to get new lease of life

Twenty more Plymouth roads will get a new lease of life over the next four months as our resurfacing programme for 2016 gets under way. The works, which begin on Sunday 3 April, will take place on main routes where the overall road surface is nearing the end of its life or where multiple potholes have […]

Amey Operations Manager Chris Davey, Council Leader Tudor Evans and Councillor Brian Vincent on the Hoe with Amey staff and vehicles

Resurfacing works to continue into December

A five-week programme to resurface 10 of the city’s roads and Charles Cross roundabout will get under way on Sunday 15 November. The works are part of an £11.2 million repair programme that will treat two thirds of Plymouth’s strategic road network (A, B and C roads) over the next three years. More than 60 […]


Plymouth roads win national award in public satisfaction survey

We’ve won a national award for improving public satisfaction with the condition of our roads. The city has received the Outstanding Performance Award for its improvement in this year’s National Highways and Transport (NHT) Survey, which measures public satisfaction with a range of highways and transport services across the UK. It is widely regarded as the most […]


Plymouth winning its fight against potholes

We are winning our fight against potholes thanks to major investment in the city’s road network, along with a proactive repair programme and innovative machinery. Between January and June 2014, our highways contractor Amey received 4,299 reports or complaints about potholes, compared to just 867 for the same period this year – a drop of 80 […]


Extensive resurfacing programme to get under way in June

A major resurfacing programme that will repair some of Plymouth’s key arterial routes will be carried out this summer. The 18-week programme, which gets under way on Wednesday 3 June, will focus on areas of the strategic road network that are in most need of repair and see 20 of the city’s main roads and […]


Resurfacing planned for another 29 Plymouth roads

Another 29 Plymouth roads are set to get a new lease of life over the next nine weeks as we continue our resurfacing programme for 2015. The resurfacing works, which get under way on Monday 13 April, will take place on roads where multiple potholes have developed and are causing widespread damage. They are being […]


Preventative micro-asphalting for more Plymouth roads

Another programme of protective micro-asphalting will get under way on Plymouth’s roads on Monday 30 March. Micro-asphalting is used as a preventative measure on roads showing the first signs of wear and tear, tackling damage in its early stages to reduce costs in the future. As well as extending the life of the road it […]


Major road repairs get under way again in Plymouth

Twelve more roads in Plymouth are to get a new lease of life over the next five weeks as the first phase of resurfacing for 2015 gets under way. Plymouth City Council is spending more than £6 million improving the city’s roads and pavements this year, supported by its commitment to invest an extra £20 […]


Response to DfT pothole funding announcement

Despite the fact that our road network has been ravaged by some of the most severe and wettest winters in history, our annual highway maintenance budget from central government has fallen steadily from £2.35 million in 2011/12 to only £1.961 million in 2014/15. Next year’s settlement, trumpeted today by the Department for Transport, is less […]


Gritters out on Plymouth’s roads tonight

With temperatures forecast to fall below zero degrees tonight, all primary and secondary gritting routes in and around Plymouth will be treated to stop icy patches from forming. Our highways contractor Amey has its winter service team on standby 24 hours a day from the beginning of October to the end of March each year. During […]


Major resurfacing works will continue until December

A major programme to repair some of the most severely damaged roads in Plymouth will continue until December. The resurfacing programme, which started in June, has already seen more than 80,000 square metres of tarmac laid on 35 roads across the city. Over the next seven weeks a further 30 roads and two car parks will be […]


Preventative micro-surfacing for more Plymouth roads

A programme of protective micro-asphalting will get under way on city roads on Thursday 2 October. Micro-asphalting is used as a preventative measure on roads that are showing the early signs of wear and tear. It fills in all the cracks, potholes and voids, improves skid resistance and seals the road, preventing water getting in […]


New pothole repair machine takes to the road in Plymouth

A new machine that can repair potholes in minutes has taken to the road in Plymouth. The Roadmaster patcher is the latest weapon in Plymouth’s anti-pothole armoury and one of only 14 currently in the UK. Dubbed ‘the world’s most advanced potholing machine’, the Roadmaster is being hired for a month-long trial at a cost […]


Resurfacing works continue

Major work to repair some of the most severely damaged roads in Plymouth is continuing throughout August. The 12-week programme of resurfacing and reconstruction got under way last month and will run through to mid-September. As well as resurfacing 37 whole roads and larger sections of roads across the city, works will include structural reconstruction […]


Shadow transport secretary experiences need for rail investment first hand

Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh experienced for herself why Plymouth is campaigning hard for Government investment in better rail services. The MP started a day long visit to Plymouth by joining Council Leader Tudor Evans to travel from Exeter to Plymouth along the route through Dawlish that was closed for months after storms earlier this […]


Resurfacing continues throughout July

A major programme to repair some of the most severely damaged roads in Plymouth is continuing throughout July. The 12-week programme of resurfacing and reconstruction got under way last week and will run through to mid-September. As well as resurfacing to whole roads and larger sections of road across the city, works will include structural […]


Council leader calls for urgent review of road funding allocations

Plymouth council leader Tudor Evans is calling for an urgent review of the way the Government allocates funding for road maintenance to end the unfair bias towards rural areas. Councillor Evans has written to Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin saying that Plymouth’s share of the £168m national Pothole Fund announced in March was only £359,114, which works […]


Major resurfacing programme gets under way in Plymouth

A major 12-week programme of road resurfacing and reconstruction got under way in Plymouth today. The programme will run through to mid-September and see 37 whole roads and larger sections of road across the city being resurfaced. These are the roads that suffered the worst damage after the severe weather that hit Plymouth over the […]


Response to Pothole Repair Fund allocations

News that Plymouth is to receive just £359,114 from the Government’s Pothole Repair Fund has been met with anger and disappointment today. Council Leader Tudor Evans said: “Once again, Plymouth has been short changed when it comes to funding for pothole repairs. “Why is it that quiet leafy roads in Devon are being awarded almost […]


City battles to beat the potholes

After one of the wettest winters on record efforts are continuing across Plymouth to target and repair thousands of potholes caused by the severe conditions. Like councils across the country, Plymouth is grappling with an unprecedented number of repairs following decades of underinvestment in the country’s road network and some of the worst weather conditions […]