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Funding boost for damaged roads
3:12pm Tuesday 25th March 2014 in News
THE scourge of pot holes in Warwickshire is set to be tackled following a £1.96 million funding boost from the Government.
Warwickshire County Council will be given the extra money as an emergency payment to help with road repairs following the wettest winter on record. Money will be given to local councils across the UK to be spent on the repair of 3.3 million potholes in total.
The county council has invested £14 million in maintaining Warwickshire’s roads over the past year and has repaired around 15,000 potholes. However, the exceptional weather has caused significant additional damage.
Councillor Peter Butlin, the county council’s portfolio holder for highways and transport, said: “The exceptional wet winter weather that we experienced has been a challenge and we have directed as much resource as possible into dealing with the impact of the weather in terms of potholes and flood damage.
“Having secured this funding, we are investing in our local roads and would urge residents to bear with us whilst we complete the work.”
Pot holes can be reported by the public at warwickshire.gov.uk/potholes.