Holey moley! Brisbane’s road damage revealed
At least 1200 new potholes have opened up on roads across Brisbane in the past week after heavy rain battered the south east.
Brisbane Times reported Brisbane City Council spent $2.5 million a year to repair potholes and had tasked crews to repair the latest additions.
RACQ Principal Traffic and Road Safety Engineer Greg Miszkowycz said drivers should expect an increase in the number of potholes through storm season.
“Potholes can open up practically anywhere and anytime, especially after rain,” Mr Miszkowycz said.
“As motorists, we’re usually the first to come across these and should advise councils so they can have the pothole repaired before it becomes dangerous.
Mr Miszkowycz said drivers should contact their local council to report any potholes in their area.
Top 10 Brisbane suburbs for pothole repairs in the 2016/17 financial year:
- Wynnum – 1571 potholes repaired
- Brighton – 1538 potholes repaired
- Tarragindi – 1427 potholes repaired
- Camp Hill – 1358 potholes repaired
- Wynnum West – 1332 potholes repaired
- Sandgate – 1222 potholes repaired
- Woolloongabba – 1104 potholes repaired
- Aspley – 1090 potholes repaired
- Pinkenba – 1088 potholes repaired
- The Gap – 1083 potholes repaired.