Pothole filled every 12 minutes in Milton Keynes

22 Mar 2024
Repair of a pothole

The Progressive Alliance, which runs Milton Keynes City Council, continues to do the essentials well by completing the equivalent of 59 repairs per working day between April 2023 and March 2024.

This means that in total 15,301 potholes have been repaired across Milton Keynes throughout the council year.

Lib Dem Councillor Robin Bradburn, Deputy Leader of Milton Keynes City Council, added:

“Unfortunately, no matter where you go potholes are inevitable, but these figures clearly show Labour and Lib Dem councillors are committed to continually improving roads and reducing the impact potholes have on residents. Thousands of people use our roads everyday so it’s important that they are maintained to a high-standard, which we continue to do.”

Repair Criteria

Potholes can appear in between inspections, especially over winter months due to the weather conditions, so do report any you see on the roads and footways using the Report It section or call 01908 252353.

If you consider a pothole to be an emergency safety issue, please call 01908 252353 (office hours) or 01908 226699 (out of hours).

All potholes reported will be checked by highways inspectors if they are on the adopted highway. They will decide on whether it poses a safety risk to road users or if it does not meet our intervention level. 

Smaller potholes with a depth under 4cm do not generally pose a safety risk to road users.

Larger potholes, over 4cm deep, will be assessed to see if they need an emergency repair (within a few hours) or they can be scheduled in for repair during the following 28 days. Milton Keynes City Council may make a temporary repair to a pothole to make it safe and return to do a robust, permanent repair later.

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