A new £7 million programme of repairs is being carried out as part of inspections on the length of Devon County Council’s 8,000-mile highway network.
Due to the amount of damage caused to the county’s roads over the winter, specialist repair teams will work in advance of the usual monitoring teams to find, identify and permanently fix potholes, or carry out interim repairs on more minor roads.
The previous winter had left Devon with an estimated repair bill of more than £11 million over and above that of a normal winter, and this year is expected to exceed that figure following the lowest temperatures for 30 years.
This latest programme of investment in repairing Devon’s roads is in addition to the £3.6 million funding grant announced recently by the Government.
Potholes and safety defects on the county’s roads can be reported online at www.devon.gov.uk or by calling 0845 155 1004.