Council dig deep to mend potholes

A £3.6 million boost to fix potholes caused by extreme winter weather last year has been welcomed by Derbyshire County Council.

The Government grant is in addition to £20 million which the council has set aside to tackle potholes, safety schemes and road repairs.

Work will range from resurfacing – digging up the worst affected roads and replacing them with new materials – to patching, which is used to fix smaller areas of less serious damage.

Councillor Simon Spencer, DCC’s cabinet member for highways and transport, welcomed the cash and said: “We know it won’t address all of the problems but it means we can carry out longer lasting repairs on some of the worst-hit roads instead of just a quick fix.”

In the High Peak the work includes resurfacing of both Darwin Avenue and Grange Avenue in Buxton along with footpaths on Station Road in Dove Holes. Patching work will be carried on the A6/A5270 junction.

Most work will be completed by the end of March with some improvements being planned later in 2012.