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Major investment tackles Herefordshire’s potholes

The programme of major Investment in roads is well underway in Herefordshire as part of the council’s commitment to fix. the county’s roads.

In the year to date our provider Balfour Beatty Living Places has permanently repaired 40907 potholes and completed 102 miles of surfacing to stop the formation of potholes.

Councillor Paul Rone, cabinet member transport and roads said “The overall investment in Herefordshire’s highway network is larger than we have seen in many years and will make a real difference. 

However, we will need to sustain levels of regular investment over future years to bring all our roads up to an acceptable standard and keep them there. I welcome the additional funding provided by government to help to tackle the damage incurred over last winter alongside the substantial investment from the council and the allocation from the pothole fund.”

Herefordshire Council is investing an additional £20 Million during this year and next. This investment is in addition to regular maintenance funding and has also been supplemented by the council’s successful bids for severe weather and pothole funding amounting to over £6 Million of additional funding received from government in 2014. Through this vital work we plan to fix more than 67,000 potholes and surface over 120 Miles of road.

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