Potholes are on the declines, says council

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THE number of potholes in West Sussex has halved compared to last summer, according to figures.

There were 1,178 to fix in June 2015, says West Sussex County Council.

In June 2014 there were 2,360.

Leaders at the Chichester-based authority say it is partly due to the council’s £30m ‘Better Roads Programme’, which was launched last year.

The scheme targets rural and residential roads in need of repair, but does not include the potholes between Havant and Chichester on the A27.

They are under the control of the Highways Agency.

Councillor John O’Brien, in charge of transport, said: ‘We know how frustrating it is to be confronted by potholes on your street whenever you leave for work or return home.

‘So it is reassuring the data is telling us that our road network is improving.’