More than 40 potholes patched up every day on Herts roads while the sun shines
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Around 40 potholes are repaired on Hertfordshire’s roads every day during the summer months, says County Hall.
The work is carried out by Ringway, which is contracted by Herts County Council to maintain more than 3,000 miles of road.
Hertfordshire has the second busiest county council maintained road network in the UK, closely behind Surrey, and sees more than five billion vehicle miles travelled every year.
Councillor Terry Douris, who is the lead cabinet member for highways at County Hall, said: “We share our residents’ views that well-maintained, safe streets and roads are extremely important, and that’s why our teams are out maintaining roads and footpaths on a daily basis.
“Like other counties, we have limited funds available to maintain the roads, so we need to prioritise what we can repair and make the best use of our resources. We believe the approach we use is the most effective and maintains our roads safely within the available budgets.”
The council was granted an extra £2.2 million from the national pothole repair fund to tackle the problem and £3.7 million earlier this year to fix flood related damage.