Pothole problems in Polegate

POTHOLES have been damaging road surfaces in the town centre of Polegate.

A spokesman for East Sussex County Council said road inspectors went out to the High Street on January 5 and noted several potholes which needed to be dealt with as part of a county-wide programme of works on 180km of highway roads.

The two year programme of maintenance work for 240 roads is worth more than £23million, leading to County borrowing more money to double the amount normally spent to resolve the issue.

The spokesman said: “We are currently dealing with enormous quantity of reports as a result of the recent freezing weather conditions and we have provided additional dedicated teams to repair pot-holes across the county.

“Where potholes are considered to be dangerous our highways engineers are out on the roads working hard to repair them as soon as possible.  

“However, we do rely on reports from members of the public to pick up problems that have developed between inspections. 

“We would ask people to report problems with the road to our Highways number: 0345 60 80 193.”