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Potholes and Road Excavation

To report a pothole, contact the Roads team Online, by phone, or by Text Message.

We maintain over 5400 kilometres of roads within Aberdeenshire and are fully commited to improving the condition of these roads.

The most common defect with road surfacing is potholes, which can appear without warning on any standard of road.

We also operate a system of inspections. Defects are categorised depending on their severity:

  • Defects posing an immediate danger to the public are inspected and actioned within 24 hours
  • All other defects are inspected and repaired by a date specified by the Inspector.

It is likely that defects will occur between inspections and members of the public play an important role in alerting us to the appearance of a defect.

Reinstatement of the road surface following a duct or pipe being laid by a Utility company remains that company’s responsibility. We do not inspect reinstatements to ensure they are satisfactory - if you are aware of a failure in a utility reinstatement, please contact us.

Road Excavation

Anyone wishing to excavate in a road (including footpaths) requires permission from us. To request this, please complete the excavation in road application form.