County Council secures nearly £1m to fix potholes in Hertfordshire
PUBLISHED: 15:42 12 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:42 12 October 2016
Hertfordshire County Council has rolled out a schedule of works to repair and fix potholes, after receiving extra funding from the Department of Transport’s Pothole Action Fund.
The funding comes to £943,000 in total, and all 77 members of the council have selected a total of 127 sites throughout the county. Many of the sites have been flagged up by the public but do not currently meet the council’s criteria for emergency repair.
Over the next few months, around 16,000 square metres of road throughout the county will be resurfaced - the equivalent of more than two rugby pitches.
Work is scheduled in Hatfield in October and November, in Welwyn Garden City in November and December and in Potters Bar in November.
Terry Douris, cabinet member for highways, said: “Hertfordshire’s 3,000 miles of roads are among the busiest in the country, with over five billion vehicle miles travelled every year and this inevitably results in wear and tear leading to potholes and defects.
“This year we have spent more than £30m on road maintenance and repairs.
“We have taken time in planning to ensure that this money is used as effectively as possible to improve the condition of our roads.”
The funding has been made available as part of the Government’s £250million Pothole Action Fund which will fix over four million potholes by 2020/21.
All works are weather dependent and the scheduled times of planned works are subject to change.