Emergency Road Repairs Continue
Council highways teams in Swansea have carried out more than 110 emergency road repairs recently, despite the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on normal services, new figures have revealed.
Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure Management, said, "Over the past few weeks all council services have been transformed to respond to the unprecedented demands of dealing with the pandemic.
"But even though there is a lot less traffic than normal our highways team is still there for Swansea. They have been out checking for defects and ordering in emergency repairs where necessary to ensure those who need to use the roads can do so safely.
"Although we've had to put our PATCH community highways improvement programme on hold for the time being, the highways team is still making sure emergency repairs are being done in good time."
"Like other council services, some of the work we are able to do is restricted, or the way we do it has had to change in order to comply with social distancing rules. We are also not able to do as much work as normal because of the reduced availability of materials and because some staff have be re-assigned to Covid-19 activities.
"The most important thing is that where highways work has to be done, it is completed in a way that keeps our staff safe and residents safe as well."