FOI Request - Spending Fixing Potholes

Request 101001325176

1.  How much on average does it cost the local authority to fix a pothole?

2.  How large is the average pothole in your local authority area? Please provide the diameter (metres).

3.  How much did the local authority spend on (i) resurfacing and (ii) fixing potholed roads in (a) 2012-13 (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15 and (d) 2015-16.

Response 25-10-2016

  1. We do not record potholes separately from other carriageway defects and can therefore advise in accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 that this information is not held.  From our current Schedule of Rates, the cost of repairing a single 1 sq.m carriageway defect can vary from £18.06 for a 50mm deep ‘Emulsion & Chip’ repair, to £63.74  for a 100mm deep asphalt hot patch repair.
  2. We do not record potholes separately from other carriageway defects and can therefore advise in accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 that this information is not held.
  3. Resurfacing expenditure was :-
  • 2012-13  -  £ 3,012,785
  • 2013-14  -  £ 2,236,378
  • 2014-15  -  £ 903,188
  • 2015-16  -  £ 1,035,579

We do not record potholes separately from other carriageway defects and can therefore advise in accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 that this information is not held.

The cost of repairing carriageway defects (including potholes) was :-

  • 2012-13  -  £ 693,060
  • 2013-14  -  £ 662,186
  • 2014-15  -  £ 604,974
  • 2015-16  -  £ 702,581

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