Devon gets more than £9m to battle pothole problem
More than £9m has been awarded to Devon County Council for pothole repairs.
The announcement came in the Chancellor’s budget of an additional £100 million fund to tackle winter damage caused to roads, which, on top of the announcement three weeks ago of an initial £100m, will now give Devon County Council a total of £9,303,039.
Devon County Council has set aside more than £7 million to be spent on pothole repairs for the coming financial year as part of its ongoing repair programme.
More than 200,000 potholes have been fixed on Devon’s roads since January last year – a record number and around five times more than the year before. Similar levels of repairs are expected to be needed this year.
Last year the county council received £3.6million from Government, which was part of £11 million the council spent on repairing its 8,000 mile network caused by the severe weather of last winter.