Pothole issues can ruin roads very quickly, especially in cold weather and in areas of poor drainage, in both rural and urban areas.
A pothole is a structural failure in an asphalt pavement, caused by the presence of water in the underlying soil structure and the presence of traffic passing over the affected area. Introduction of water to the underlying soil structure first weakens the supporting soil. Traffic then fatigues and breaks the poorly supported asphalt surface in the affected area. Continued traffic action ejects both asphalt and the underlying soil material to create a hole in the pavement.
Where do you go to report Pothole issues?
If they are not tended to, potholes can make traveling, and particularly cycling, on the road very dangerous. There is also a risk of them increasing in size and depth. Having an efficient means of being able to report your pothole issue quickly is essential as it insures that your issue can be dealt with as soon as possible. If there is a problem with a pothole that you want to report, then call your local public service provider or, more conveniently, use our free service to have the issue redirected to the right person in the right department, in the right agency. Click the green “MAKE YOUR REQUEST” button on this page.
Why are Pothole issues important?
The increased likelihood of accidents both to road users and pedestrians makes potholes an important issue. Additionally, cyclists and motorcyclists are particularly at risk. At PSR we continuously analyze the frequency of types of Service Request made to Public agencies, and pothole issues are consistently in the top 5 most reported. PSR may be able to help by making the reporting process easier, faster and interactive, with feedback from the Public Service Provider all the way to resolution.