Pothole priority on key roads

Albany Advertiser

The City of Albany has urged drivers to report road damage after a number of potholes opened up following heavy rain in the past week.

Drivers vented their frustrations with the number of potholes in the city on social media, following more than 50mm of rain in the past week.

Among the most complained about roads were Marine Drive, Sanford Road and Serpentine Road - with cones and tape surrounding.

At least one vehicle hard to have tyre repairs after hitting a pothole on Marine Drive on Monday morning.

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City executive director works and services Matthew Thomson said at this time of year the City received regular requests for works.

“ Requests are prioritised based on the function of the road, for example if the road is an important connector it will be addressed first,” he said.

“Normally roads are maintained without the need to be reported as we have a regular maintenance schedule that City staff follow.”

Mr Thomson said commuters should drive to conditions when roads are wet.

“Commuters are advised to show caution in wet conditions, particularly after long periods of heavy rain,” he said.

“Residents can notify the City of any maintenance required to roads through the Report It function on our website or by calling us on 6820 3000.”

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