One Trafford to target potholes with DfT boost

The One Trafford Partnership have received a funding boost to target pothole defects on Trafford’s roads.

Just over £500k has been allocated by the Department for Transport to repair potholes in key locations including Sinderland Road, Irlam Road and Parkway.

Potholes occur mostly during winter and are caused by ‘frost heave’. This is when freezing water gets in to the road surfaces, causing ice expansion. This disrupts the integrity of the surfacing which forms a pothole.

The schemes identified for pothole repairs will be carried out alongside the current highways improvement programme. The highways improvement programme consists of over 150 schemes and is nearly half way through. Major schemes on the highway improvement programme, which began in April 2023, have already been completed along A56 Cross Street, Washway Road, and Carrington Spur.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Environmental Services & Traded Services, said: “With this additional funding from the Department of Transport, we are able to protect and maintain our most important asset. Our highway inspection teams are continually monitoring the network and have identified key schemes to transform our journeys, keeping all road user safe and communities connected. We use a number of treatment methods to protect Trafford’s roads, adapting to the needs of the network. Pothole treatments are just one of the many methods we use here in Trafford.”

“Any residents or businesses who may be affected by upcoming roadworks will be contacted directly by the highways team. Residents may receive a letter with details of individual schemes on their road or in some cases, a visit from a member of staff. Any diversions or temporary traffic lights will be signposted ahead of scheduled scheme start date so that everyone can plan their journeys.”

 To see the full list of this year’s highway improvement schemes, and information on what to do if your road is being resurfaced, visit

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