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Hertfordshire County Council has applied for a share of the Government's national flooding relief fund to pay for road repairs
Updated 5:33pm Tuesday 18th March 2014 in News
More money has been requested to help pay for repairs to potholes and damaged roads across Hertfordshire.
The county council is seeking a share of the Government’s national flooding relief fund after the extreme weather in recent months left many highways in disrepair.
The authority has identified 42 miles of road and 16 bridges across the county that have been affected by the weather, which would cost an estimated £7million to fix.
Councillor Terry Douris, cabinet member for highways, said: “Unfortunately we’ve had another winter of extreme weather. Hertfordshire residents were affected and, although perhaps not as badly as some other parts of the UK, the sustained heavy rain has caused damage throughout the county and had a major impact on roads.
“Despite maintenance of drains, the sheer volume of water together with lower temperatures has meant that we have many miles of flood-damaged roads and bridges.
“I’m pleased that the government has responded to the calls from councils for more money to repair these flood-hit roads, and I sincerely hope that Hertfordshire receives its fair share.”
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