More than £100k in funding earmark for pothole repairs in Sidmouth and Otter Valley

Stuart Hughes. Ref shs 22 18TI 4996. Picture: Terry Ife

Stuart Hughes. Ref shs 22 18TI 4996. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

More than £250,000 has been earmarked to repair East Devon’s pot-holed highways network after a £100million programme was created to tackle the aftermath of the ‘Beast from the East’.

Roads in Sidmouth and the Otter Valley will benefit from a portion of a £4.4m pot of funding which has been provided by the Government to help ease the impact of winter damage on the county’s roads.

The funding for Devon is a share of the Department for Transport’s £100m national programme for repairs following the severe winter weather.

Sidmouth will receive £49,292 while the Otter Valley will be given £58,774.

Devon county councillor Stuart Hughes, who represents Sidmouth and is responsible for highways management, said: “Every effort will be made to ensure this funding has the biggest impact to improve the condition of our roads.”

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Earlier this year, the council announced it was putting an extra £6.5m into road repairs and drainage in 2018/19.

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