Work to resurface some of Plymouth's potholed roads continues throughout August. The City Council is undertaking a a twelve week programme which continues until the middle of September. Thirty seven roads will be done - along with a number of smaller scale sites around the city.
As a 12-week programme of resurfacing roads in Plymouth gets underway, Mark Coker, the councillor responsible for transport, confirms he will be calling for extra funding in the city.
A major 12 week programme to resurface the roads in Plymouth is underway.
Work will be carried out on 37 roads in the city and will run until mid-September. It's all part of plans to repair areas worst hit by this year's winter storms.
It comes after Plymouth received just over £350,000 from the Government's pothole repair fund last week.
Thousands of potholes on Westcountry roads will be repaired thanks to £20 million of government funding.
County Councils across the region welcomed the money, but say it still isn't enough to carry out all the repairs needed.
Devon was one of the biggest winners - with nine million pounds allocated to repair its broken roads, many of which were left badly damaged by the winter weather.
Cornwall will receive half that amount - it's to get 4.3 million.
Somerset gets 3.8 million pounds, and Dorset will receive a total of 3 million.
Prime Minister David Cameron told us the extra money represented a good deal for the west country. Richard Lawrence reports.
Devon is line to get more than £9 million pounds of funding to fix its damaged roads.
The county has struggled with large numbers of potholes caused by the extreme winter weather.
It's part of a government allocation of £168 million pounds to fix more than three million potholes nationally.
Cornwall will also get its share of the cash. More than four million will be spent in Cornwall to fix around 81,000 potholes.
The number of motorists claiming their cars have been badly damaged by potholes is soaring across the region, with one council reporting a 750% jump in cases during the winter.
During the last year alone more than 25,000 potholes have had to be repaired in Somerset.
Richard Lawrence reports:-
The number of motorists demanding compensation for cars damaged by potholes has gone through the roof.
Wet weather caused chaos on the region's roads with councils struggling to cope with the number of claims from frustrated owners.
Potholes are currently costing British motorists an estimated £730 million per year.
It only costs £52 to repair the average pothole, although some bills for damage caused by potholes are coming out at 50 times this cost.
Somerset County Council was the worst hit, with figures showing there were 204 claims lodged in January and February.
Potholes are one of the big hazards on our roads, causing all sorts of problems for motorists and they continue to appear at an alarming rate. Plymouth has thousands of them.
Jonathan Gibson joined one group of workers whose job it is to attempt to repair as many potholes as possible in the next two weeks.
Councillor Mark Coker of Plymouth City Council explains how and why they are spending out to repair our roads:
Hundreds of potholes are being repaired as part of a two week blitz in Plymouth.
Eight teams of workers are out across the city dealing with the backlog of repairs residents reported over the winter. Plymouth City Council has pledged to spend twenty million pounds over the next ten years bringing the network up to scratch.