Swansea Pothole Repair Scheme Hits a Landmark 10,000 Repairs
In 2016, Swansea Council made a pledge that all potholes reported to a new hotline would be repaired within 48 hrs.
Latest performance figures show that the Council has repaired 10,864 potholes, the majority within the promised timescale.
Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure Management, said, "The scheme has been a great success. When we launched it in 2016, we were keen not only to improve our roads but also to give residents confidence that when they contacted the council to report a pothole, it would be repaired.
"To achieve the level of repairs we have, it was vital that we use dedicated teams who could respond quickly to each report. For the last three years we have kept to our word and made sure reports of potholes have been dealt within the 48hr period."
The success of the scheme also led to the Council picking up a national award for excellence at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) awards.
This year, Swansea Council has planned to invest more than £7.5 million into highway maintenance, including a £1.7 million grant from the Welsh Government.