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£1.27m boost unveiled for Nottinghamshire’s roads

Nottinghamshire County Council today revealed plans to boost the region’s road repair budget by an extra £1.27m to fix 1,500 miles of unclassified road.

The move comes following feedback from residents and will now see the total being spent to repair potholes around the region increase to £2.27m.

A £1m boost to the budget was announced earlier this year to repair potholes on many of the county’s major roads, but the extra funds will see potholes carried out on unclassified roads – these are roads that don’t have an M, A or B number.

Councillor John Cottee, Committee Chairman for communities and place saw patching and resurfacing in action earlier this week when he visited the newly-patched Swabbs Lane in Owthorpe, as a good example of the type of rural road set to benefit from the additional £1.27m funding. He said:

“We know that investing in a good quality road network is important to local people which is why last month we allocated £1m worth of extra money which boosted the budget for road repairs by around 30 per cent.

“Things are now moving to the next stage as this additional £1.27m funding will be specifically used on a programme of patching and resurfacing on the county’s unclassified roads. Many of them are in urgent need of attention as it’s often the case that the county’s main roads benefit from repair work.

“Motorists can continue to play a really important role in helping us identify the roads in greatest need of repair by reporting them on our website or with their local county councillor.”

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You can report a pothole on the County Council’s website at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/potholes.

A detailed programme of where the repair and patching work will specifically take place until the end of March 2018 is currently being reviewed and is due to be finalised in August 2017.

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