Monday, 28 March 2011

Cornwall gets £4.7m for pothole repairs

Cornwall Council has been given £4.7 million by the Government as part of the new fund to help repair our roads. As anyone driving around Cornwall cannot help but notice, we have a huge number of potholes which cause damage to cars and potentially lead to serious accidents.

Here in Launceston, some of the worst affected roads are Tavistock Road, St Johns Road and Cross Lanes - all of which are on the Council's list of streets which need re-surfacing.

However, under the old budgets, it would have been as much as 12 months before anything other than emergency works could be done.

At full council tomorrow, my colleague Bob Austin has a question about potholes and we will be able to check that the new money will be spent quickly and on the worst affected roads.

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