EXTRA manpower and cash has been announced to repair the county s roads which were left ravaged by the prolonger winter weather. Cambridgeshire County Council has described the repairing of potholes across Cambridgeshire as a massive task . To help with
EXTRA manpower and cash has been announced to repair the county's roads which were left ravaged by the prolonger winter weather.
Cambridgeshire County Council has described the repairing of potholes across Cambridgeshire as a "massive task".
To help with the repair efforts the county council has today (Friday) announced additional work gangs to carry out the repairs and released an extra £3million.
The repair work is expected to take until the summer to complete.
Cambridgeshire County Council cabinet member for highways and access, Cllr Mac McGuire, said: "Since the beginning of 2010, our patching crews have dealt with many thousands of potholes and we are keeping up the pressure to repair the roads as quickly as possible.
"We are diverting all available resources into dealing with the damage to our roads and we anticipate that we should be able to bring the roads back to the condition they were in before the damage caused by the unprecedented spell of winter weather within three or four months.
"We are yet to hear if we will get any additional money from Government to help us with this situation but I hope some of the money the Chancellor announced in his budget speech will come in our direction."
The public have been playing their part by reporting pothole locations by using the county council's website at https://forms.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/customer/servlet/ep.app?ut=X&type=259830 or telephone contact centre 0345 0455212 (8am-8pm, Monday to Saturday).
INFORMATION: The Hunts Post is asking people to nominate the county's worst roads for potholes. Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: Potholes debate, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TB.