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POTHOLES: Council say extra £4 million is now needed to repair Notts roads following storm damage

An extra £4 million is needed to repair Nottinghamshire roads after highways suffered five times the amount of damage than normal in seasonal storms.


Nottinghamshire County Council is allocating the money for extra works following unprecedented rainfall during Storm Babet in October and Storm Henk in January.


The proposals, which will go before full council for approval later this month, will make repairing flood-damaged roads one of the top priorities.


The county council plans to allocate £4m from extra funding the government announced last month to starting the repairs.


Council leader Councillor Ben Bradley (Con) said: “There’s been five times as much damage to the roads this winter than a normal winter due to the weather events.

Council leader Councillor Ben Bradley said work would begin when the weather improves


The council said the extra repair works are now needed following unprecedented rainfall during Storm Babet in October and Storm Henk in January. (PHOTO: Gedling Eye)


“The additional investment will be welcome, and we will be getting on with repairs as the weather improves.”


A total of £500m will be shared between upper-tier local authorities after lobbying from MPs, with Nottinghamshire County Council expected to receive around £7m.


Councillor Neil Clarke, portfolio holder for Transport and Environment said: “With the unprecedented bad weather events we’ve had, we’ve had a double whammy of flooding damage plus the devastating condition to the roads.


“The extra money we’ve received from the government will allow us to allocate an extra £4m extra to help repair the damage from these events.”

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