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Devon’s extra £7m for pothole repairs

10:27 21 March 2014

The main road through the village of Harcombe has become hazardous with pot holes. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 7058-10-14AW

The main road through the village of Harcombe has become hazardous with pot holes. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 7058-10-14AW

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THE county council has received almost £7 million to help repair the damage caused to Devon’s roads by the severe winter weather.

The additional funding from the Department for Transport is a share of £183 million of extra money made available by the Government to help with much needed road repairs.

The number of potholes reported in the county has increased from 2,000 in December, to 7,500 in January, and a further 7,900 in February.

Devon currently has 34 pothole teams repairing defects almost triple the usual number. They are currently repairing around 500 potholes a day.

The £6,985,437 received by Devon County Council (DCC) will help to repair the damage to road surfaces, including pothole.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, cabinet member for highways, said: “We are already getting on with the job in hand, but even with this extra funding it will still take time to carry out the sheer volume of work that is needed.”

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