CONTRACTS worth more than £900,000 have been awarded to try and address the issue with potholes across the county.

Cumberland Council will be awarding two contracts to Nu-Phalt Contracting Limited.

The contracts, each valued at over £450,000, will mean the council will be able to operate a fleet of six jet patching machines from May to September 2024.

The council say this is an opportunity to address pothole issues across Cumberland, using jet-patching technology alongside the council's existing comprehensive patching and surfacing initiatives.

Cumberland Councillor Denise Rollo, executive member for sustainable, resilient and connected places, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to award this investment to Nu-Phalt Contracting Limited, who we have used in the past and are knowledgeable about the area that we live and work in.

“Having six jet-patching machines throughout Cumberland will mean we can repair more of our road network, ensuring smoother, safer, and easier road journeys for our community.”

Cumberland Council reminds the community that they can report any road defects by phoning the Highways Hotline at 0300 373 3736, or by visiting the Cumberland Council’s website.