National Pothole day’ saw CVU locate and fix a total of 42 potholes. On Thursday 15th January CVU deployed an extra two gangs as well as additional emergency response crews to find and fix potholes on the Transport for London network.
Fixing potholes is an essential part of keeping the streets of London safe and running smoothly. As well as using ‘National Pothole day’ to focus on filling in small to medium size potholes, which can cause nuisance to residents, CVU also targeted larger works near the Elephant and Castle roundabout. One particular stretch of road on Kennington Lane contained eight potholes which were subsequently fixed.
“Small to medium potholes are one of the top five complaints our customers write in about, so it was good to see CVU using ‘National Pothole day’ to attend to over 40 defects across Central London in such a timely and effective manner.” Stewart Wilson, Senior Route Manager TfL.
Collaborating with our colleagues at TFL CVU managed to fix a substantial number of potholes within 24 hours. On average CVU completes 15 to 20 potholes a day so going forward CVU look to continue the current trend of efficiently repairing potholes in a reasonable timescale to minimise disruption to the network and to ensure it remains safe for members of the public to use.
“Every day around 24 million journeys are made across the London network, 80% of which are made by road. ‘National Pothole day’ gave CVU the opportunity to show customers that we share the same opinion that potholes are a hazard and it is something we will continue to focus on.” Dhiresh Bhatt, NCR Manager CVU.