Potholes are patched up in £17m scheme

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MORE than 120 miles of road and 20 miles of pavements have been resurfaced this year in a county-wide scheme.

Hampshire County Council is continuing a £17m programme to improve the highways and patch up potholes.

Councillor Mel Kendal, who is in charge of highways, said: ‘Hampshire’s road network is vital for our economy and has to cope with future extreme weather conditions and ever increasing traffic.

‘We’re committed to improving the roads so they are more resilient and represent good value for money for all road users.

‘This year has been difficult due to the very wet weather we’ve experienced but we are still on track to deliver our programme to improve Hampshire’s roads.’

He said the surfaces being applied to roads and pavements were more longer-lasting than before.

On pavements, micro asphalt is used.

Cllr Kendal said this surface was more resilient to pot holing and was much more even.