Report a pothole
You can report a pothole by using the link below.
Tracking the progress of a fault
You are able to check the progress of a fault you have reported using the link below:
Problems caused by potholes
The severity of a pothole is determined by the risk it poses to road users. This is difficult to judge since all potholes present some risk. The factors to be taken into account include:
- size and depth of pothole
- traffic type, speed and volume
- road alignment
- the position in relation to road width
Potholes can also appear on pavements or footpaths.
DfI Roads has responsibility for the maintenance and repair of publicly-maintained roads and footways.
Repair of potholes which happen on 'private streets' is generally the responsibility of the developer or street owners.
You can get information on compensation claims against DfI on the page below: