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Sidmouth roads in £7 million repair effort

10:00 24 June 2014

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ROADS in Sidmouth will be targeted when the county council carries out £7million of repairs to damage inflicted during the wettest winter on record.

The B3172, which links the A3052 at Bowd with Station Road, and the A375 Sidford Road will be included among 250 highways in a programme of work across Devon.

Nearly 40 miles of roads will be restored in total.

Devon received £7million of Severe Weather Recovery funding to help with much needed repairs.

Highways teams have been inspecting the areas with most potholes and discussing local need with its neighbourhood teams in order to draw up the programme. The work includes surfacing and patching work, targeting mostly A and B roads but also with a number of schemes on C roads and minor roads.

More than 39,000 potholes have been filled so far in 2014 and this latest schedule of repairs will add to the ongoing recovery across the county’s highways.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member for highway management and flood prevention, said: “£7million will go some way towards covering the cost of some of the damage to Devon’s roads, but due to the size of our highway network it certainly won’t fund the repair of everything that was damaged over the winter.

“We have submitted a bid for a share of the [Governement’s] £168million pothole grant and hopefully we will receive a fair share of this money which will enable the county council to continue with the recovery effort.”

The B3177 Alfington Road, Ottery St Mary, is also included in the programme.

Devon’s 8,000-mile road network, which is the biggest highway network of any local authority in the country, needs around £64million of investment a year to maintain its current condition.

The county council is also still dealing with the legacy of the remaining repairs from the £18million of damage caused by the storms of 2012/13, which are being funded from capital allocations over the next few years.

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