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Businesses such as Tesco, Ocado and Uber, alongside local highway authorities will help the Department of Transport (DfT) identify ‘pothole hot-spots’ in the UK, the government has announced on Friday.

British transport Secretary Grant Shapps launched a „first-of-its-kind” audit into the mapping of potholes in England on 28 August 2020. The government hopes that data from on-road businesses such as Uber and Deliveroo will help better the target improvements. Also, the department will be able „to paint the most comprehensive picture ever of where funding is most needed to make sure roads are not plagued by potholes” – the government announcement claims.

We’re teaming up with delivery companies, who know the roads well, in order to map out where remaining potholes exist and then relentlessly target them with our record £2.5 billion to pothole repair fund” – Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.

The British government has already committed £2.5 billion in funding for pothole repairs in the biggest nationwide programme ever announced. 

Photo: West Midlands Police/ Flickr


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