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Bucks pothole hotspots targeted over holidays
SOME of Buckinghamshire’s worst pothole hotspots were targeted during a summer-long operation by the county council.
During the school holidays, 30 roads were treated as part of Transport for Buckinghamshire’s (TfB) ‘We’re Working on it’ campaign.
TfB took advantage of the quieter roads during the six-week period to carry out the repairs.
Of the roads to be treated this year, 20 will undergo ‘plane and patch’ resurfacing works targeting the 100 worst affected pothole locations.
Since May, TfB has completed works on 63 roads, totalling 50,000 metres of carriageway.
This was prompted by the county council’s pledge to spend £28million on Bucks’ roads over two years, on top of the annual budget of £11million for basic repairs.
Ruth Vigor-Hedderly, Deputy Cabinet Member for Planning and Transport, said: 'I am delighted that road treatment works in Buckinghamshire continue to be recognised as a high priority for the council, and that additional money has been made available to help us treat more roads, and sooner.'
TfB will also carry out nine extra key road resurfacing schemes as part of the project.
These sections were highlighted as roads that would suffer major damage if leftfor another two winters.
The key schemes are:
• A355 Amersham Road, Amersham
• A404 Amersham Road, Penn Street;
• A418 Aylesbury Road, Rowsham;
• A418 Oxford Road, Aylesbury;
• A4010 Risborough Road, Great Kimble;
• A41 Aston Clinton Bypass;
• Dorney Hill South, Dorney Bottom;
• Copperkins Lane, Amersham;
• Main Road, Lacey Green.
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