Teams across Fife redeployed to tackle potholes

Fife Council has announced steps to address the backlog of pothole repairs across the Kingdom.

Councillor Altany Craik, Convener of the Economy Tourism Strategic Planning & Transportation Sub-Committee said: “Every year around this time, the wet wintery weather makes more potholes open up on our road network. But this year has been exceptional, with one of the coldest Januarys we’ve had for many years in Fife.

“What’s been particularly challenging is that many of these potholes have formed while crews have been working around the clock to keep our roads safe from ice and snow over the past few weeks. We share everyone’s frustration that we now have so many to deal with.

“In response, we’re taking full advantage of the mild weather to divert most of our roadworkers from their other work onto pothole repairs. These extra teams are working seven days a week at the moment to clear the backlog of pothole repairs as quickly as possible.

“Any help the public can give us in spotting and reporting new potholes would be very welcome and this can be done online at www.fife.gov.uk/reportit or by calling our helpline on 03451 55 00 11.

“As we use all our resources to prioritise this, some less pressing road work will inevitably take longer to complete than originally planned.”