Bolton Council given £700,000 boost to repair potholes on borough's roads

Bolton's roads given £700,000 boost to repair potholes

Bolton's roads given £700,000 boost to repair potholes

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BOLTON will receive more than £700,000 to help fix potholes plaguing the town’s roads.

The Department for Transport has given millions to councils across the country to help improve the standard of carriageways.

Bolton Council is set to get £393,335 from the pothole funding allocation made this month, on top of a weather repair fund set in March of £309,888 — totalling £703,223.

All repair work must be completed by the end of March 2015, and the government has said councils will need to publish quarterly updates to let residents know how many potholes or roads have been resurfaced with the funding.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said improving the country’s roads would in turn help the growth and prosperity of areas like Bolton.

He added: “Potholes are the bane of all our lives and the funding announced today is an important step in ridding our roads of this menace.

“But it is only one part of a massive programme of investment to get our country up to speed as part of this Government’s long term economic plan.”

Do you have a pothole horror story? Contact our newsroom on 01204 537271.

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10:21am Fri 20 Jun 14

eureeka says...

I look forward to the quarterly updates from our wonderful Council.
I look forward to the quarterly updates from our wonderful Council. eureeka
  • Score: 6

11:34am Fri 20 Jun 14

soup153 says...

7 pence a hole won't go far, can see 6 from my window. But not at night because 2/3's of the lights are out.
7 pence a hole won't go far, can see 6 from my window. But not at night because 2/3's of the lights are out. soup153
  • Score: 8

12:08pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Just fix them long term and correct with hard wearing surfaces rather than keeping the oil industry happy with crude oil derivatives such as shoddy bitumen and stone chippings.

It beggars belief the stupidity of councils who keep pandering to the elitist government corporate crony friends from the oil industry, road surfaces CAN and should be built to a hard wearing and more permanent specification. Just patching up is defeating the issue and causes the same problems within months, the potholes actually tend to get worse and so the cost increases. It is not rocket science...
Just fix them long term and correct with hard wearing surfaces rather than keeping the oil industry happy with crude oil derivatives such as shoddy bitumen and stone chippings. It beggars belief the stupidity of councils who keep pandering to the elitist government corporate crony friends from the oil industry, road surfaces CAN and should be built to a hard wearing and more permanent specification. Just patching up is defeating the issue and causes the same problems within months, the potholes actually tend to get worse and so the cost increases. It is not rocket science... Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 7

12:54pm Fri 20 Jun 14

I, Ludicrous says...

soup153 wrote:
7 pence a hole won't go far, can see 6 from my window. But not at night because 2/3's of the lights are out.
Sounds lovely.
[quote][p][bold]soup153[/bold] wrote: 7 pence a hole won't go far, can see 6 from my window. But not at night because 2/3's of the lights are out.[/p][/quote]Sounds lovely. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 0

1:18pm Fri 20 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

You can't keep darning old socks.
You can't keep darning old socks. boltonnut
  • Score: 4

1:54pm Fri 20 Jun 14

marco999 says...

Like putting a plaster on a broken leg.
Like putting a plaster on a broken leg. marco999
  • Score: 1

5:32pm Fri 20 Jun 14

soup153 says...

All repair work must be completed by the end of March 2015, and the government has said councils will need to publish quarterly updates to let residents know how many potholes or roads have been resurfaced with the funding. More pen pushing, be around 30-40 quid a hour to do that.
All repair work must be completed by the end of March 2015, and the government has said councils will need to publish quarterly updates to let residents know how many potholes or roads have been resurfaced with the funding. More pen pushing, be around 30-40 quid a hour to do that. soup153
  • Score: -3

10:14pm Fri 20 Jun 14

FrusteratedCowYed says...

Beyond News Forum wrote:
Just fix them long term and correct with hard wearing surfaces rather than keeping the oil industry happy with crude oil derivatives such as shoddy bitumen and stone chippings.

It beggars belief the stupidity of councils who keep pandering to the elitist government corporate crony friends from the oil industry, road surfaces CAN and should be built to a hard wearing and more permanent specification. Just patching up is defeating the issue and causes the same problems within months, the potholes actually tend to get worse and so the cost increases. It is not rocket science...
Please can you be more specific as to what this wonder material is as i am sure that the council would love to use it. I am surprised that they haven't heard of it....please do tell what it is so that they can use it immediately. Or actually do you nothing about resurfacing roads and just want to have a go at the council - as usual! Unfortunately bitumen based road surfaces are still be best materials to use nobody has come up with a viable alternate yet.
[quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: Just fix them long term and correct with hard wearing surfaces rather than keeping the oil industry happy with crude oil derivatives such as shoddy bitumen and stone chippings. It beggars belief the stupidity of councils who keep pandering to the elitist government corporate crony friends from the oil industry, road surfaces CAN and should be built to a hard wearing and more permanent specification. Just patching up is defeating the issue and causes the same problems within months, the potholes actually tend to get worse and so the cost increases. It is not rocket science...[/p][/quote]Please can you be more specific as to what this wonder material is as i am sure that the council would love to use it. I am surprised that they haven't heard of it....please do tell what it is so that they can use it immediately. Or actually do you nothing about resurfacing roads and just want to have a go at the council - as usual! Unfortunately bitumen based road surfaces are still be best materials to use nobody has come up with a viable alternate yet. FrusteratedCowYed
  • Score: 4

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