Devon County Council has announced a £4.4million boost to fix storm damaged roads, but where are the worst potholes in North Devon?
The extreme winter has ravaged North Devon’s roads, with deep potholes appearing all over the place in recent weeks following two boughts of snow.
In reponse, the Government has announced an additional £4.4million for pothole and storm damage repairs across the county.
The funding for Devon is a share of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) £100million nationwide programme for much needed repairs following the severe winter weather.
This latest grant is on top of the additional £2million for Devon from the Pothole Action Fund for this year.
In setting its budget for the coming financial year, DCC also announced last month it was putting an extra £6.5million into road repairs and drainage in 2018/19.
The council is already drawing up its latest programme of repairs through the third year of Pothole Action Funding.
This is allocated in consultation with local County Councillors to target priority areas.
The additional winter damage funding is expected to be allotted in a similar way, to be spent on pothole repairs, patching, surfacing and drainage improvements in order to improve the resilience of Devon’s highways.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: ““Every effort will be made to ensure this funding has the biggest possible impact to improve the condition of our roads.
“Local County Councillors will be involved in drawing up the repair programme so that local priority roads benefit from this funding, but with the biggest road network of any authority in the country it’s unfortunately impossible to deal with every road which might need attention.”
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