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Potholes patched in Stafford following rainy winter and complaints from drivers

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

By Sarah Marshall

Potholes patched in Stafford following rainy winter and complaints from drivers

Potholes patched in Stafford following rainy winter and complaints from drivers

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IT WAS better news for drivers this week as a number of nuisance potholes littering Stafford streets were filled in.

Several of the craters in Lammascote island and Queensway, have already been patched in a bid to stop drivers wrecking their wheels.

And highways are working their way around the town to target problem areas.

Last week the Newsletter revealed the town’s roads were covered in holes, which were making life a misery for motorists.

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Taxi drivers, including Harry Jones, 32, who works for DH Taxis, said he had already been forced to stump up £330 for a new alloy wheel.

And several other taxi drivers complained they were living in fear of their livelihoods being affected if their vehicles were forced off the road.

But Staffordshire County Council highways chief Mark Winnington insisted they were trying to patch holes as soon as they could.

He told the Newsletter: “Highways are trying to patch the holes temporarily at the moment but to do them properly would mean a major traffic management scheme that will cost £1,000 a time so that would need to be organised.

“We have filled quite a large amount but there are new ones appearing all the time.”

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