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The government has announced plans to help fill more than three million potholes.
It is part of an investment into local and major roads. Councils across England have been allocated £168 million of funding for pothole repairs.
Local authorities will have to publish monthly progress reports on how many potholes are being repaired.
Figures released in April from the 19th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey suggested it would cost £167 million to fill the backlog of potholes just across the Midlands.
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Figures released from a report out today from the 19th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey suggest the complete cost to fill the backlog of potholes across the Midlands will reach £167million.
The cost across the East Midlands is much higher at £117million compared to the West Midlands at £50million.
Almost 10,000 potholes were filled across the West Midlands last year with more than 17,000 filled in the East. This is compared to a national average of 15,195.
The high numbers of potholes we have seen is partly down to the amount of rainfall we saw this winter.
The Asphalt Industry Alliance's Chairman, Alan Mackenzie is urging the Government to invest in more preventative measures to help save costs.
The Government has recently made significant additional funds available to help combat the results of relentless rainfall this winter but money spent on repairing damage never goes as far as money invested in planned, preventative maintenance.
It costs at least 20 times more per square metre to fill a pothole than it does to resurface a road.
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Road workers at Derbyshire County Council are working extra hours to help fix the backlog of potholes caused by very bad weather in the past few weeks.
Over the past five weeks, the county council’s call centre received an average of 780 road-related calls a week in addition to potholes reported online.
Roads in Stoke-on-Trent are to be improved with a £600,000 investment and 13 new highway workers, Stoke City Council has announced.
Around 3,000 potholes need filling in the city – a figure the council wants to lower with a new team employed to tackle the growing backlog.
Recruitment for the roles is now underway.
A man from Stoke-on-Trent has been left more than £250 out of pocket because of pothole damage to his car.
Gerry McNeish applied to the council for compensation but was told he would not get any because the pothole was not visible when the road was inspected 6 months earlier.
Stoke City Council say they are not liable and that they have teams who inspect roads every day for damage.
Potholed roads have led to a leap in car windscreen damage, according to a new survey by the AA.
A poll of around 21,000 AA members showed that 40 per cent of people in the East Midlands had suffered a chipped windscreen in the last two years.
The figure was slightly less for West Midlands at 35 per cent.
Nottinghamshire County Council has promised to spend nearly £4m repairing potholes this year – a million pound more than 2012.
The council has also revealed its new strategy to tackle the problem, which includes doing more to preserve the condition of roads.
The council says nearly a third of potholes in the county are now being reported by residents.