£2.15m pothole repairs - will it make a difference?

Work being carried out at Boynton.
Work being carried out at Boynton.

They had to deal with the Beast From The East and the hottest summer on record.

But East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s highways maintenance team have completed work to try to protect the region’s roads from potholes.

The £2.15million scheme saw surface dressing carried out at 170 sites around the county - with work sometimes starting at 4am to avoid the sweltering temperatures.

Trinity Road, Wellington Road and Vernon Road in Bridlington were all repaired, along with the A165 at Barmston and Carnaby and minor roads in Kilham, Boynton and Grindale.

Cllr John Barrett, portfolio holder for operational services, said: “Our highways maintenance team has done a superb job this summer, going above and beyond to repair and protect our roads.

“This has been a difficult year for our workforce as they had to contend with the Beast from the East and then the hottest summer on record, but they have completed the full surface dressing programme as planned and to a high standard.

“We can never prevent every pothole, and this year has been particularly bad because of the winter weather, but thanks to the hard work and planning of our highways team, more roads are being protected against potholes every year.”