The Chancellor announced in the Budget 2014 that a £200million pothole repair fund will be made available to local authorities to repair the damage the hard winter has had on Britain’s roads.
Peter Shone, managing director of national highways maintenance contractor, JPCS, has welcomed this announcement:
“Our winters are getting harsher and this has had a significant impact on our roads and footpaths. Research has shown there are at least 1.5 million potholes in the UK, almost one in 10 people have suffered car damage as a result of poor road surfaces in the past 12 months, and local authorities have paid out £2.5m in compensation to motorists in the past financial year.
“Pressure on local authority’s maintenance budgets has made needed repair works a challenge. The funding released today is a positive step in supporting local councils tackle the pothole epidemic.
“Local authorities now need to work in partnership with highways experts to ensure they implement the most cost effective pothole repair treatments which will not only patch the current road damage, but also provide a preventative solution for the future.”
JPCS has been maintaining the highways and byways of the UK for over 20 years. Working with local authorities and term maintenance contractors nationwide, JPCS provides services such as pothole repairs, highways maintenance, specialist surface treatments, sign installation, traffic management, and vehicle restraint systems.