MOTORISTS in a Swansea eastside community will soon benefit from smoother road surfaces.
Swansea Council's patch team (priority action for community highways) is now out and about improving roads and filling in potholes in Bonymaen.
The team will be there for the next 10 days or so before moving onto the Castle ward at the end of April.
The 36-week, £750,000 patch project for 2014 will see road repair teams spending up to a week in each part of the city.
Ward councillor Paul Lloyd welcomed the news. He said: "In Bonymaen we are not as bad as some other places I travel through, but there are potholes around the ward.
"In particular Chepstow Place has been crying out for attention.
"It is great to see that the team are coming to the ward."
Mr Lloyd said both he and fellow ward member Mandy Evans reported any holes they saw to the council.
He added: "They can cause damage to cars - it has cost me a wheel, so I know what it is like. The sooner they are repaired, the better."
The annual patch scheme led to the laying of more than 12,000 square metres of tarmac last year.
Swansea Council also has three other road repair teams out and about every day in addition to the Patch team - one in the west of the city, one in the centre and one in the north and east. Regular inspections of roads and pedestrianised areas are undertaken by safety teams to identify road defects and a team is on hand on a 24/7 basis to respond to emergencies.
Other communities set to benefit from Patch in May include Llansamlet, Clydach, Cwmbwrla and Townhill. Uplands, Landore, Gower, Mynyddbach and Morriston will then follow in June.