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Exmouth’s roads on the mend as PM asked to see pothole impact in Devon

11:30 28 January 2014

Recent flooding and heavy rains has helped to degradate many local roads in Exmouth. Pictured is Hulham Road, which has now been repaired. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9222-02-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Recent flooding and heavy rains has helped to degradate many local roads in Exmouth. Pictured is Hulham Road, which has now been repaired. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9222-02-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

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ALTHOUGH a number of Exmouth’s potholes – highlighted in recent issues of the Journal – have been repaired, Devon’s road maintenance problems continue.

Now a Devon County Councillor has invited the Prime Minister to come and see the impact the weather has had on the county’s road network.

Stuart Hughes, county cabinet member for highway management and flood prevention, has written to David Cameron, asking to discuss concerns.

He wants issues over road maintenance to be talked over with ministers and government officials.

DCC is asking Mr Cameron to see for himself the difficulties the authority is facing tackling an estimated £750 million backlog to bring all of its roads up to a good standard.

“The issue of potholes and underfunding from Government affects every part of Devon,” said Mr Hughes.

“I’m sure Exmouth has areas that are in desperate need of attention. However we have to make the available funding go as far as we can and we are constantly looking at new ways of working with our contractor South West Highways.

“Our structural maintenance programme is concentrating on preserving overall asset value by treating roads early in their life wherever possible. If roads need more expensive treatments then we will time the treatment to be carried out when it is cost-effective. This may mean that roads will get worse before that repair takes place.”

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