£2million extra to spend on fixing more potholes

More potholes will be fixed.
More potholes will be fixed.
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An extra £2million of funding has been allocated to spend on road maintenance.

Lincolnshire County Council underspent its budget in the previous financial year and councillors have chosen to spend part of the surplus on filling more potholes.

Several harsh winters have taken their toll on the county’s roads, and a record number of potholes have been reported in 2013.

The council’s highways team has already carried out 500,000 more square metres of surface patching compared to the previous year, and the additional investment will mean that the maintenance programme is able to continue.

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transportation, said: “As a result of strong financial management, we ended the last financial year with a small underspend.

“We have decided to inject £2million of this surplus into road maintenance – specifically to repair potholes.

“This extra funding will help maintain this intensity and allow us to make improvements to a large part of Lincolnshire’s road network.”