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£165,000 is ploughed into pothole repairs

SOLIHULL Council is ploughing £165,000 into repairing pot holes on the borough’s roads.

SOLIHULL Council is ploughing £165,000 into repairing pot holes on the borough’s roads.

Now, the local authority has started work to tackle the damage that has been done during the recent cold snap.

Latest figures suggest that there are 1200 pot holes on Solihull’s main roads – with 250 now filled in.

Repairs will be carried out over the next eight weeks – with main roads made a priority.

If enough money remains, teams will then turn their attention to the remainder of the road network.

Coun Ted Richards, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “We are sure the travelling public will appreciate that during this period it will take a little time to repair all of the priority potholes; this may mean that some potholes are not treated as quickly as we would like, and we would therefore ask drivers to take care on our roads at this time.”

Ice and snow is well-known for increasing the number of cracks and holes in the road.

Although the big freeze has damaged roads nationwide, it seems that Solihull has come off better than many other local authorities – at least judging by initial reports.

A weekly update will be issued via the Council’s website, Solihull Connect.

And information will also be available on the micro-blogging website Twitter.

Solihull has said that any repairs not completed, will be scheduled for early in the next financial year, beginning on April 1.



Cathrina Hulse
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