A NUMBER of streets in Yate, Sodbury and Thornbury have been left with more potholes after resurfacing mixtures used to fix damages were defective.

South Gloucestershire Council has said it is aware there are problems with the quality of the road surfaces laid at 21 sites across the district.

They say the Micro Asphalt surfacing mix used by their contractors was defective and are working with them to find out the cause and take action.

A spokesperson for the council said: "Many of the sites completed have some visual defects and the new surface is starting to strip off and in some cases form holes.

"The council wasn't involved with sourcing this material."

“We don’t have any safety concerns around the condition of the affected road surfaces, but we will continue to closely monitor them while we agree on a suitable resolution with the contractor that carried out the work.

"We advise residents to take care not to walk any of the affected material into their homes.”

Sites affected are:

  • Bredon, Yate
  • Avon Road, Charfield
  • Berkeley Close, Kingswood
  • Bevan Court, Filton
  • Abbotswood, Kingswood
  • Cains Close, Kingswood
  • High Elm, Kingswood
  • Homefield Rd, Pucklechurch
  • Langford Way, Kingswood
  • Lilliput Avenue, Chipping Sodbury
  • Littledean, Yate
  • Lyndale Road, Yate
  • Maessbury, Kingswood
  • Manor Lane, Charfield
  • Orchard Close, Charfield
  • Orchard Road, Pucklechurch
  • Park View Avenue, Thornbury
  • Queens Road, Pucklechurch
  • Springfield Close, Mangotsfield
  • Stockwell Drive, Mangotsfield
  • Underhill Road, Charfield

This comes as the Government have announced that new measures are to be created to penalise companies responsible for leaving damage on roads after carrying out street works.

The Department for Transport (DfT) said utility companies will face financial penalties more easily for poor quality road works and leaving behind potholes.

It is hoped the new law change could prevent thousands of potholes being left behind by utility companies and will ensure more roads are resurfaced to a high standard.

The DfT said this will spare motorists from paying out for expensive repairs such as damage to car tyres or suspensions caused by driving over potholes.

A new performance-based inspections regime will be introduced, resulting in the worst-performing utility companies, whose road works fail to meet strict standards, facing financial penalties.

The DfT said these companies will go on to be inspected more often by local authorities to ensure their work meets rigorous criteria and they leave roads in a good condition.