Motorway potholes smaller than 15cm no longer urgent

Tom Webster

The Highways Agency is setting a minimum size that a pothole has to be on a motorway or an A road before it is classed as urgent, meaning that many road defects will remain unfilled.

Only potholes more than 15cm wide or 4cm deep will be repaired urgently under new rules that come into effect in the West Country later this year and will be rolled out over the rest of the road network by 2015.