Double amount of crews working to fix potholes across Dundee

More than twice the usual number of crews and an extra £360,000 has been poured into repairing Dundee’s potholes after the Beast from the East hit.

Almost as soon as the recent snow melted, five pothole filling squads were despatched by the Roads Maintenance Partnership to work 7.30am-4pm five days a week to repair roads.

Mark Flynn, depute convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee, said: “I’m sure almost everyone knows potholes are an unpleasant, unwelcome but not unexpected consequence of bad weather.

“Anticipating this, we were ready to put on three more squads and more than double the budget for repairs to keep Dundee moving and to try to maintain our position as the second best local authority roads network in Scotland.

“This is the only council area in the country that uses hot tar to repair potholes as it creates a more durable fix and means we don’t have to keep coming back to the same ones time and again.”