Exmouth’s pot holes to be filled

Exmouth’s roads will undergo �605,000 of repairs to patch up the potholes caused by severe winter weather.

The Devon County Council scheme will be funded by the �9.3m winter damage grant received from the Department for Transport earlier this year.

The funding is being used to repair around 125 miles of roads in more than 50 communities across Devon.

The DfT grant is being used for permanent repairs rather than pothole filling.

Schemes have been selected where structural patching or resurfacing will ensure that roads will be more resilient to potholes forming again.

The work focuses on the busiest routes across Devon, and roads in towns where five or more potholes on a 100 metre stretch of road have been repaired in the previous 12 months.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s cabinet member for transport said: “Our priority is to keep the A and B roads in good condition because they carry the most traffic and are most important to the local economy, but we have also ensured that local knowledge from local members has been taken into account to draw together this extensive programme of work.”

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All of the schemes will be scheduled for completion before the end of March 2012.