£3.7m for pothole repairs - but it's not enough, says Hertfordshire highways chief

PUBLISHED: 12:26 21 March 2014 | UPDATED: 12:26 21 March 2014

£3.7million has been assigned to repair roads in Hertfordshire

£3.7million has been assigned to repair roads in Hertfordshire

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More than £3.5million has been allocated to repair potholes across the county - but highways chiefs say it is not enough.

This week the Department for Transport announced it had awarded around £3.7million to fix flood-hit roads and bridges.

Herts County Council, which is responsible for highways, estimates that around £7million of damage has been done this winter.

Roads chief councillor Terry Douris said: “I’m pleased that the government has responded to our call for more money to repair these flood-hit roads, although it won’t on its own enable us to repair all the identified damage.

“Nevertheless, this funding is a welcome boost to our efforts to repair many miles of flood-damaged roads and bridges after another winter of extreme weather which has had a major impact on roads.”

Cllr Douris said the authority would also be bidding for a share of £200million announced in this week’s budget by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.

Contractor Ringway is identifying priority roads to repair first, the council has said.

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