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Potholes being filled at rate of 100 a week

POTHOLES are being filled at the rate of around 100 a week as the council continues with its pledge to fix them within 48 hours.

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Despite gloomy weather over the last few months almost 3,000 potholes have been filled under the initiative since it was launched last summer.

And now the council's PATCH team is gearing-up for its eight-month tour of all city wards to pick other minor road repairs.

Stuart Davies, Swansea Council's Head of Highways & Transportation, said that the pothole pledge will continue over the coming months.

He said: "Swansea Council has invested an extra £1m in highway maintenance this year and some of the extra cash has gone into supporting the dedicated Pothole Repair Teams.

"It's on top of the regular road maintenance teams and the PATCH team, whose job it is to visit every ward before the end of the year to target and repair road defects."

Mr Davies added: "Owing to the wintry weather and heavy traffic on Fabian Way we've already done some pothole repairs there where some have appeared.

"Our plan in the coming weeks is to do some more general road maintenance improvements to deal with a number of places where the surface has come away to leave the concrete underneath exposed."

The PATCH team starts its work in May and the council's highways team is working on a schedule that will see all 34 wards visited.

Residents can report road defects online and if they leave an email address, highways staff will send them an email with pictures when the work has been completed. The report form can be found at  www.swansea.gov.uk/potholes


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