Pete prompted to probe more Plympton potholes
POTHOLE Pete has visited two damaged Plympton roads as council workers today start work on a £500,000 project to rectify the city's problem.
The Herald's magnificent mascot visited Hillcrest Drive, where he found a bumpy road surface, and nearby Vinery Lane, where muddy water ran down through a long stream of potholes.
Local resident Nicola Arnold, who alerted Pete to the problem, said: "There are numerous potholes on many roads in Plympton.
"These are roads I have to use almost every day and you can't always avoid them.They could cause damage to my car."
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Plymouth City Council announced on Friday that it was set to spend £500,000 on repairing roads which had been damaged in the recent bad weather. The 10-week pothole fixing project is due to start today.
A spokeswoman for the council's highways repairs contractor Amey said: "We carry out regular inspections of the city's roads but potholes can develop very quickly, particularly after periods of severe or prolonged wet weather such as we've experienced in recent weeks.
"We have received reports about potholes on Hillcrest Drive and Vinery Lane, Plympton, and inspections are being scheduled to assess for repairs."
Pete was out and about in Plympton just days after being called to the scene of some other deteriorating roads in the area.
Our pothole crusader checked out what were described as "craters" in Longcause Road and Merafield Road last Monday after being alerted by nearby resident John Hoare.
The council said those potholes had been repaired on January 5 but that workmen would be revisiting the scene to check up on the stretch.
To report potholes and road defects to Amey, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fill in a form at www.plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 668000.
Pothole Pete is always keen to hear about potholes and other roads problems across the city.
To invite him to visit a street near your home, call 01752 765529 or email email@example.com.
Alternatively, Herald readers can also contact Pete on Twitter @Pothole_Pete.