£3.6 million boost to fix Derbyshire’s potholed roads

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A £3.6 million boost to fix potholes caused by extreme winter weather last year has been welcomed by Derbyshire County Council.

The Government grant will help improve the worst hit roads across the county with more permanent repairs.

This is in addition to £20 million which the county council has already set aside to tackle potholes, safety schemes and road repairs.

Work will range from resurfacing – digging up the worst affected roads and replacing them with new materials – to patching, which is used to fix smaller areas of less serious damage.

The extra cash will fund around 70 repair projects. Most will be completed by the end of March with some improvements being planned later in 2012.

They vary in cost from £150,000 to resurface Snake Pass to £3,000 to fix problems on Mill Lane in Holloway.

Cllr Simon Spencer, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We’re committed to improving Derbyshire’s roads and this extra cash is most welcome.

“We know it won’t address all of the problems caused by extreme winter weather but it means we can carry out longer lasting repairs on some of the worst hit roads instead of just a quick fix.”

To report a problem on Derbyshire’s roads visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/reportit or email details to call.centre@derbyshire.gov.uk or Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058 or 01629 533190.