- 3 Aug 2018
FOI reference: FOI/18/01701
Date received: 19 June 2018
Date responded: 1 August 2018
1. How many reports of potholes or road surface defects were made to Transport Scotland by members of the public in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017? (Please specify if the data is for potholes only or all road surface defects)
2. How many reports of potholes or road surface defects were made to Transport Scotland by members of the public BY MONTH in the years 01 April 2016-31 March 2017; 1 April 2017-31 March 2018? (Please specify if the data is for potholes only or all road surface defects)
3. What was the average time (calendar days) to repair reported potholes in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017?"
We clarified with you on 26 June that we would be unable to provide data on whether a defect was a pothole or a surface defect and whether those defects were reported by a member of the public or discovered on routine inspections due to the request being manifestly unreasonable. You responded on 26 June that a report on defects discovered per month would be suitable.
Our response is numbered for ease of reference.
|Year||Number of Reports of Defects|
|Year||Month||Number of Road Defects|
|Year||Average Calendar Days to Complete from Reported Date|
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Transport Scotland does not have some of the information you have requested. Therefore we are refusing your request under the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs. The reason why that exception applies is we do not hold information concerning average calendar days to complete from reported date for the AWPR project and the M8 / M73 / M74 Motorway Improvements project.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House