Pothole patching programme starts

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Work begins today (Monday) on the first group of 132 sites earmarked for pothole repairs across the county.

Howard Avenue, Aylesbury will be shut for daytime patching works as part of the programme launched after Bucks County Council was awarded £1.4 million from the Government from a national pothole fund of £168 million.

More than 230 sites across the county were assessed and 132 were listed for treatment.

Work will run from December until March and will consist of patching works from 1 to 140 square metres, depending on the site requirements.

County council cabinet member for transport Ruth Vigor-Hedderly said, “We were very grateful to receive some of the Government’s pothole fund, and we have been careful deciding where to spend the money.

“This will not solve all our problems - however, we are working hard through all our road treatment programmes to improve the overall condition of the roads.

“In targeting these locations, we will be able to make a real impact on local roads by making permanent repairs to 132 sites.”