Despite a national increase in the number of pothole related incidents , the roads around Hull City Centre appear smooth and pothole free.
RAC breakdown service have reported an 11% rise in the number of call outs to pothole related breakdowns between October and December 2017.
RAC chief engineer David Bizley said: “For the majority of drivers, these statistics are likely to be met with concern. After several years in which the surface quality of our roads appeared to be improving, the latest RAC breakdown data suggests that for the third successive quarter we have gone backwards”.
As a result of months of road works and disruption the road surfaces around Hull City Centre are a pleasure to drive on.
The above images show Carr Lane during the improvement work and after it was finished.
Gerald 27, a call centre worker from Beverley said: “I drive into town everyday for work. Before the work was done it was horrid, but its so much better now.”
Paul an AA mechanic from Hull explained: “Once you get away from the City Centre the roads are about the same as everywhere else, but in the middle of town its so much better than it was.”
The people responsible for the up keep of most of the cities roads is Hull City Council. There are several exceptions to that rule A63/A1033 trunk road, Clive Sullivan Way, Castle Street, Garrison Road and Hedon Road. These are managed by Highways England.
On Hull City Council website a statement reads:
“We only have a limited budget for repairing the roads and paths and must manage this budget carefully. We sometimes make a repair in order to make a road safe or reusable until a larger scale repairs are carried out.”
There are several ways in which a pothole can be reported. The first is via Hull City Council.
Just click the link and follow the instructions. This system will be replaced in May 2018 when a new more interactive system is launched.
Hull City Councils streetscene manager told Hull Daily Mail: “you will be able to see the complete history of a particular pothole, from the time the request is logged to when an inspection is carried out through to when a repair is scheduled and then carried out. For the customer it will be like tracking an Amazon order.”
Another website to use is Fix My Street.
This interactive map allows you to see all reported potholes in an area. By clicking on a marker on the map it will bring the relevant information regarding the pothole and whether it has been fixed.