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2:00pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
HAMPSHIRE councillors have agreed to take emergency action to step up pothole repairs in the county.
Roads in the New Forest are suffering a surge in potholes following one of the wettest years on record, leading to the highest ground water levels since the extensive floods in 2000 and a prolonged period of freezing temperatures.Reports of road defects, including potholes, has risen to twice the number it was a year ago due to the saturated ground.
The county council’s maintenance strategy Operation Resilience has a budget of £22m for 2013-14 to make roads more resilient to extremes in weather and increased volumes of traffic.