As a Highway Authority, we have the responsibility for the maintenance of the Highway. We prioritise resources to keep the public safe, but are not able to repair every minor defect in the road surface.
A pothole occurs when the surface of the road or footpath has been eroded and a hollow is formed.
In determining the priority for repairing pot holes we consider the size and depth of the pothole; traffic type- speed and volume, road alignment, visibility and also the position of the pothole in relation to the road width.
Below are 2 examples of Potholes which have occurred on Southampton's roads.
|Urgent Pothole 80mm (3in) Deep|| Non Urgent Pothole 50mm (2in) Deep|
Our intervention levels are included in the frequently asked questions