Gloucestershire highways teams to tackle more potholes

A car drives past a pothole
Image caption In an average year, Gloucestershire highways deals with 25,000 to 30,000 potholes

Six extra highways teams are being brought in to tackle Gloucestershire's potholes.

They are part of a £3m investment, announced by Gloucestershire County Council last month, to fix roads damaged by the winter weather.

The teams will be treating a further 15,000 potholes on top of those already being tackled.

The council said road-users should notice an improvement over the next six months.

Following a particularly bad winter the council said its highways teams expect to have repaired more than 50,000 defects in the road by the end of this financial year.

Councillor Will Windsor-Clive, cabinet member for communities, said: "The combination of wet and cold weather this winter has left some of the county's roads in a very poor state and as a county council we have looked to ensure that all these problem potholes are treated as quickly and effectively as possible."

In January the cabinet invested £1m of council underspend to repair the roads worst hit by floods in November and December.

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