Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman, Carole Lattin, Rob Hanson & Helen Weston

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Funding boost for pothole repairs in County Durham

by Group Office on 9 June, 2023

County Durham’s roads are set to benefit from a funding boost of over £2.5 million.

Durham County Council has been awarded £2.64 million by the Department for Transport for the repair and prevention of potholes across the county.

The money will help strengthen the council’s rolling programme of resurfacing and sealing road surfaces. This is in addition to the almost £13 million that has already been committed to improving the condition of the road network throughout 2023 and 2024.

The council has now unveiled how it intends to invest the additional money over the coming year:

• £1,638,400 will be spent on resurfacing 23,300 sqm of carriageway over nine schemes in various locations across the county.

• £600,000 will be invested in 18,000 sqm of structural patching across the county.

• £300,000 will be invested in six Micro Asphalt specialist surfacing schemes, covering 34,000 sqm.

• £50,000 will be set aside for pothole repairs using a ‘road mender’ solution trial.

• £50,000 will be invested in spray injection patching.

Cllr Richard Ormerod said: “This funding will go towards repairs and pothole prevention schemes all over the county.”

“We will ensure that Durham City is included.”

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