The government will work with businesses like Deliveroo and Uber alongside local highway authorities to identify ‘pothole hot-spots’ for targeted repairs.
Highways data and mapping specialist Gaist will also play a key role with the audit.
The government has already committed £2.5bn in funding for pothole repairs with 319 miles of resurfacing undertaken when roads where quieter during lockdown.
Shapps said: “I want our roads to be as safe as possible, so during the lockdown we’ve resurfaced hundreds of miles of road. But now I want to go further by identifying critical potholes and ensuring these are fixed as quickly as possible.
“We’re teaming up with delivery companies, who know the roads well, in order to map out where remaining potholes exist and then relentlessly target them with our record £2.5 billion to pothole repair fund.
“Better road surfaces benefit motorists and cyclists alike ensuring the back to school and work environment is safer for everyone.
Charlie Wren, Director of Operations at Deliveroo, said: “We’re looking forward to working with the government on this important scheme to help make the roads safer for Deliveroo riders and others.”