�3m to repair Hertfordshire potholes

HERTFORDSHIRE will be given around �3million of extra funding in order to repair potholes around the county.

Following Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget announcement, which saw the Department for Transport given �200m to repair roads damaged by the winter freeze, Hertfordshire County Council is deciding how best to spend its share of the pot – and fix what’s left of the 6,500 potholes in the county.

County councillor Stuart Pile, executive member for highways and transport, said: “We welcome the �100m like we welcomed the first �100m.

“It will be given to us this financial year [before April 6] and we have six months to spend it.

“We’ve been very lucky. At Christmas we were expecting an overspend of half a million pounds, but that’s not going to be the case now.”

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In addition, Cllr Pile said the county council had already put �6.4m towards a number of road structuring and maintenance schemes, which could now be brought forward.

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