20,000 potholes repaired in Essex

20,000 potholes in Essex have been repaired since July. Photo: Steven Senne/AP/Press Association Images

More than 20,000 potholes have now been fixed across Essex since the beginning of July, using the additional £11m invested by Essex County Council to repair damage caused to roads by recent severe weather.

The council has also allocated £8 million for twelve new panels in each district of the county to recommend their own road improvement schemes in their local area.

In a separate development, Essex County Council has started a review of 20 mph zones in built-up areas and 40 mph zones in rural areas along with speed limits outside schools.

“We are committed to maintaining and improving the condition of our road network, whilst also making our roads safer and providing the best transportation services for our residents. We have listened to the concerns of our residents, and in response we have made extra investment in potholes, and are reviewing our policy on speed limits."

– CLLR DERRICK LOUIS, ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL