THE Department for Infrastructue has revealed that 8,673 potholes have been fixed in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area over the past year.
That number includes potholes, cracking and depressions repaired from 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2021.
But it leaves 3,329 defects to be fixed out of a reported 12,002 defects on carriageway, hard shoulders and laybys.
In total, DfI has fixed a total of 109,641 defects reported across the North of Ireland, 93,464 fixed with 16,177 not listed as repaired across council areas.
The figures came in response to a written question at Stormont.
DfI Roads is responsible for the maintenance of over 25,000km of public roads together with about 9,700km of footways, 5,800 bridges, 290,000 street lights and 367 public car parks.
It also has responsibility for the development of the transport network and a range of transport projects designed to improve network safety, sustainability and efficiency.
Last month, the Impartial Reporter reported on a “crater-like” pothole in Fermanagh.
It was believed to be 6ft (1.8m) deep and the paper published a photograph of a man standing in it.
The DfI told the paper that the hole is a culvert, a tunnel carrying a stream or open drain under a road.Tags: