Councils urged to apply for pothole cash

COUNCILS are being invited to bid for a share of a £168million pothole fund.

The fund, announced in the Chancellor’s March budget statement, is enough to fix more than three million potholes.

More than 2,300 potholes opened up on Dorset roads following the brutal storms that battered the region earlier this year.

Each pothole is estimated to cost £65 to repair.

Councils have until 4pm on Thursday, May 22 to submit a bid for a share of the money.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “I want councils to rise to the challenge on this issue.”

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1:41pm Sat 3 May 14

karlmarx says...

£168 million, that should be enough to fix Salisbury. What about the rest of the country though? Heads still haven't rolled for the appalling and disgraceful state of the roads in Salisbury over the last four years. Some even look beyond repair now, the pot holes are deep enough to pan for gold.
£168 million, that should be enough to fix Salisbury. What about the rest of the country though? Heads still haven't rolled for the appalling and disgraceful state of the roads in Salisbury over the last four years. Some even look beyond repair now, the pot holes are deep enough to pan for gold. karlmarx
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