Council repairs over 10,000 potholes in six months


Since April, Cheshire East Council's highways team has dealt with 10,233 potholes, while patching repairs have extended to more than 80,000 square metres.

Repair work is categorised in three different levels according to the status of the road and the type of vehicle usage.

Level three surface treatment – the most extensive form of treatment and investment – has been carried out at various locations across the borough and Cheshire East's highways team has now treated more than 84 kilometres (52.4 miles) of road surface to this high standard in recent months.

Further carriageway and footway resurfacing works will continue into the autumn.

Councillor Glen Williams, Cheshire East Council deputy cabinet member for environment, said: "I have personally observed some of our gangs at work in Goostrey and Macclesfield and it is extremely impressive to see the professional and efficient way they go about the task of resurfacing our roads to make them safe for our residents and road users.

"I was amazed at how quickly the job is done, so that any inconvenience to residents and road users is minimised.

"The council is investing more than £20m in its highways improvement programme and, as well as road repairs, we are also mending bridges, introducing speed management initiatives and completing the four-year LED street lighting switch."

View the full programme of scheduled works and how it will benefit the roads and footways in your area.

Report a pothole and track its repair here.

Cheshire East Council, Cheshire East Highways


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Vince Chadwick
Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 9:59 pm
Well, a biggish one down the road from here was repaired after last winter and has recently opened up again bigger than before! And is growing daily now it's lost its top cover.

The 'repair technique' would seem to need re-evaluating. It has to be more cost effective to to implement a robust repair the first time, even though that costs more per visit, than keep going back and doing it again and again using an inferior technique.
Stephen Maynard
Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 10:53 pm
This really is no big achievement - the Council should be ashamed that they let the roads get to such a poor condition and that they are responsible for damaging so many cars - I myself had 3 tyres wrecked and two wheels buckled in a period of 9 months due to potholes not being identified in good time and repaired and then they dismiss any responsibility nor obligation to compensate for the damage they cause - a total disgrace especially when money from my Council Tax should be allocated to dealing with such issues on a preventative maintenance basis and the Council being pro-active rather than re-active - who ever is head of Highways needs to get off his office chair and start walking the roads with some specs on to see how bad it is in places
David Hadfield
Wednesday 26th September 2018 at 11:45 am
Totally agree with Stephen Maynard's comments above.
The roads are a disgrace .
The Cheshire East Council are also a disgrace.

(is it worth wasting any more of my time complaining about people and Councils) ?
David Emmerson
Wednesday 26th September 2018 at 10:27 pm
Why did they waste money doing pathetic repairs to the the kerb edges earlier this year ?Blobbing cement into the gaps and expecting it to stick was frankly a waste of both money and time.
Ricky Lee
Friday 28th September 2018 at 7:37 am
Dear Councillors,

Looking at our village roads, it is totally unacceptable that we still have many issues.

1. Pot holes issues are not yet completely resolved here in the village.

2. The day parking issues are actually getting worst. (Look at Ryleys Lane, Eaton Drive, The Lakes)

3. Where is the zebra crossing for Ryleys Lane to reduce down the speed of motorist and making it safer for school children to cross from The Lakes estate over to the primary school and Ryleys.

4. The issue for Ryleys Lane and Brook Lane intersection with London Road is still a massive pain for cars turning right into London Road heading to the village.

5. The speed of cars and the lack of visibility passing the Station railway bridge is still another death trap.

6. Why has no one look into the issues we have during weekends when crazy people with fast cars use London Road and the A34 bypass as if it was the Goodwood festival of cars! Cars and motobikes using our road as race tracks and deliberately revving the engine to g anattract attention our groups of sad car spotters with cameras. This attracts the wrong type of people to our village and pushes the villagers not to use the shops during weekends.

7. After the long repair of the railway bridge. Would it have been better if the bypass had more connection open to the village and surrounding areas? As we can all see when we had the bridge repair, the whole village grind to halt and created a massive bottleneck.
Roy West
Friday 28th September 2018 at 5:51 pm
I agree with David Hadfield, you know when you arrive in East Cheshire by the state of the roads. It does not matter which way you come, it is immediately obvious where you are if you are in a car or on a bicycle.
David Hadfield
Friday 28th September 2018 at 9:49 pm
…… and Ricky Lee makes very valid comments about our roads and surroundings.

I wonder if anyone from Cheshire East Council, whether they be staff, managers or Councillors, actually look at the hundreds of comments and complaints placed on this website, week in, week out, complaining about the pathetic efforts they make to repair our roads, our parking facilities, or our daily observations of how they can improve our lives here in Alderley Edge ?

I don't think I've ever seen anyone from Cheshire East Council (apart from Craig Browne) addressing our comments and complaints on this website ?

Do they actually read them, or do they just dismiss them and think the problems will disappear if they ignore us ?