Extra cash to tackle pothole crisis - The Worcester Observer

Extra cash to tackle pothole crisis

Worcester Editorial 24th Mar, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

AN EXTRA £2million will be spent on tackling the county’s pothole crisis following the wettest winter on record.

The Government confirmed last Thursday (March 20) it would be giving Worcestershire £2,180,831 from an emergency fund to help repair roads damaged by the severe weather more quickly.

The news has been welcomed by the county council whose highways teams who have already fixed 6,700 potholes this year, but there are still thousands more to fix on the 2,257 miles of road it manages.

Coun John Smith, responsible for highways at the county council, said: “The wettest winter on record has left damage on some of our roads and the Worcestershire Highways teams have been working tirelessly to fix the inevitable problems caused by the severe weather.

“This announcement from Government of extra funding to help efforts to tackle the problem is obviously good news and welcomed. Everyone can rest assured the work to repair damage will continue over the coming weeks and months.

“Residents can continue to play an important role by getting in touch to let us know if they spot any issues by logging on to www.worcestershire.gov.uk/reportit.”

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