Potholes to be filled

10:12 27 August 2014

Pothole. Upper Bristol Road in March.

Pothole. Upper Bristol Road in March.

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Long suffering motorists will be pleased to know that potholes in 14 places in Exmouth will soon be repaired.

A £9.1million programme to restore some of the roads damaged during the wettest winter on record has been announced by Devon County Council.

The repair programme includes almost 400 repair schemes - they have been drawn up and prioritised with the help of local county councillors.

Around 51,000 potholes have been filled so far in Devon in 2014 and more will be repaired as part of this latest work.

The repairs will also focus on surfacing, patching, crack sealing and drainage improvements.

The pothole hit list includes High Street/Station Road junction, Budleigh Salterton; Churchill Road, Moorfield Road, Pines Road, Brixington Lane, and Moorfield Road, all in Exmouth.

Other repairs in Exmouth include Pound Lane, Hulham Road, Marpool Hill and Claremont Grove, Douglas Avenue, Colvin Close to Dunsford Close, and West Down Lane from Devon Cliffs’ entrance.

Pot holes at the Station roundabout to Imperial Road, Douglas Avenue, Cranford Avenue to Mayfield Drive, Rolle Street, Littleham Road and in Sleap Hill in Otterton are also on the list.

In Woodbury the road from Woodbury Castle to Sanctuary Lane, White Cross Road to junction of Stony Lane, Broadway, Black Hill, and in Nutwell Road, Lympstone, have also been targeted.

Elmgrove Road and High Street in Topsham is also on the list.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management and Flood Prevention, said: “As well as targeting pothole repairs we will also be carrying out more extensive surfacing and drainage work in order to improve the resilience of our highway network. Although the £16million we received from Government will be made to go a long way, it won’t solve all of our problems overnight. As we sustained around £24million worth of damage last winter alone, it won’t repair everywhere that suffered at the hands of the weather.”

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