Road repairs

PUBLISHED: 15:34 24 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:11 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH is to benefit from a share of a £2 million programme of road repairs being carried out by the county council.

EXMOUTH is to benefit from a share of a £2 million programme of road repairs being carried out by the county council.

Devon County Council has pledged that highway maintenance is one of its priorities and it is embarking on the major capital investment to maintain the county's highway network - targeting roads where intervention now can protect them from further deterioration.

Almost £763,000 is being spent in east and mid Devon, and Exeter - and Exmouth, Feniton and Honiton are among the areas where 34 roads are set to benefit.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council member for highways and transportation, said: "We are targeting more than 80 miles of Devon's extensive highway network, and by intervening now, this work will extend the life of these roads for up to another 10 years."

The capital funding was allocated, following the effect of last winter, which left Devon with an estimated repair bill of around £8 million over and above that of a normal winter.

The repair work will be undertaken in rural areas this autumn to prepare minor lanes for surface dressing next summer. Residential streets in large urban areas will also receive a micro-asphalt surfacing treatment.


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