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Millions to be spent repairing potholes

Councils in the region are to get more than £12 million to fix potholes.

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Councils handed significant government funding to repair potholes

Millions of pounds is to be spent repairing potholes in the region. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Millions of pounds is to be spent repairing potholes in the region.

Northamptonshire will be given £3 million to fix 62,000 potholes, while Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes will get smaller amounts of funding from the government.

Meanwhile, Norfolk gets the largest amount at nearly £5.5 million to fix over 100,000 potholes while Essex will get £4.4 million and Suffolk over £2.2 million.

The government says its the biggest investment in roads since the 70s.

Councillor Toby Coke. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"At the end of the last financial year, there was a backlog of some £80 million of potholes and surface deteriorations," Councillor Toby Coke from Norfolk County Council said.

"Yes, it's good news but it's more or less papering over the cracks."

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