A £5.8m pound project to repair Dorset's roads will get underway today. The council's highways teams will be fixing roads which were damaged by the winter storms, and filling in potholes.
In the meantime other highways teams will be temporarily repairing potholes to ensure that roads that are in the maintenance plan remain safe for road users.
Permanent pothole and road defect repair will also continue on roads that are in a good overall condition.
They are blighting our roads like never before. Damaging cars and costing drivers hundreds of pounds in repairs. But council's in the south say the full cost of dealing with potholes following the winter weather isn't yet known and is continuing to mount up.
In Hampshire, repairs to flood-damaged roads are already costing up to £36m. In Surrey, it's £15m and also expected to rise. Meanwhile, 400 potholes a week are being fixed on the Isle of Wight and 10 thousand potholes have been fixed in West Sussex since January.
Motoring groups say £140m pounds of emergency funding from the government to tackle the crisis is just a fraction of what's needed. As Charlotte Wilkins reports.
More than sixty million pounds is to be spent repairing Buckinghamshire's roads over the next four years. The Cabinet is also recommending a 1.5% rise in council tax next year.
ITV Meridian spoke to Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council.