Potholes

Potholes are a problem particularly in late winter and early spring, when the road has been subjected to freezing and thawing cycles.

Deep potholes are the type of defect which require an urgent response, as they are a potential danger.

Highway inspectors regularly check all adopted roads and footpaths for defects including potholes.

Report a pothole

Response times vary depending upon the size, depth and location of the pothole and whether or not it is causing a danger to the public.

Highways & Engineering Service
Henshaw House
Cheapside
Oldham
OL1 1NY
Tel 0161 770 4325