19 years of pothole repairs

Findings suggest it would take eleven years to repair the backlog of potholes in the East Midlands, and eight years in the West Midlands.

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Sinatra pothole video release by Worcestershire County Council

Worcestershire County Council has released a satirical video regarding potholes, sung to Frank Sinatra's My Way, in a bid for motorists to report them for filling.

The song: At Work in Highways, was released yesterday – a day before new figures revealed that a backlog of potholes would take 11-years in the East Midlands to fill, and eight-years in the West Midlands.

Eleven years to clear pothole backlog in East Midlands

A "crumbling road crisis" for drivers in East Midlands

It would take 11 years to clear the backlog of potholes in the East Midlands, according to a new survey out today.

The West Midlands fares slightly better with a backlog of eight years.

The cost of completing the backlog of potholes is estimated at £41m for the West Midlands and £98m for the East Midlands.

One in five roads in the midlands has less than five years worth of use left in it, according to The Annual Local Authority Repair Maintenace Survey.


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