More cash for potholes

NOTTS County Council will get a share of Government money to repair potholes in 2011/12.

The Government announced last week it would allocate an extra £100 million nationally for road repairs.

It is not known how much the county will get. The amount is based on the length and condition of roads in different counties.

This financial year, the council is spending nearly £40 million on highway maintenance, including £3.9 million on potholes.

From January to December 2010, it filled 32,000 potholes and a further 4,284 last month.

Coun Richard Jackson, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “We are working extremely hard to repair the damage to our roads caused by the severe winter, and this money will help us do even more work more quickly.”

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