Two million pound cash injection could benefit Exmouth and East Devon roads

PUBLISHED: 10:59 26 April 2009 | UPDATED: 10:50 10 June 2010

ROADS and pavements in Exmouth and its surrounding areas, which were battered by severe winter weather, could be set to benefit from a £2million cash injection.

ROADS and pavements in Exmouth and its surrounding areas, which were battered by severe winter weather, could be set to benefit from a £2million cash injection.

Devon County Council's (DCC) executive board agreed last Thursday to stump up additional funding to tackle potholes and other "safety defects" across the region after a season of "extreme" flooding, snow and freezing temperatures.

"Freak" conditions have left the authority with an estimated £11million repair bill.

A DCC spokesman said: "More than £3million of repairs have been carried out on some of the immediate damage, and that is on top of £700,000 on additional salting, but a further £2 million is also needed to prevent increased costs in future."

Formal submissions for funding to help with the extra expense will be issued to Government- but there is no guarantee of receiving financial help.

Devon's 8,000-mile road network is the largest of any local highway authority.

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