Work gets under way to repair potholes
A £500,000 project to repair rain-damaged roads begins next week.
Plymouth City Council will start patching up 32 roads which were battered by the wet weather at the end of last year.
Small sections of road where multiple potholes have developed and the general surface quality is deteriorating are to be repaired from Tuesday.
The scale of the patches will range from 35 square metres to 2000 square metres.
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The patching works are being funded out of the additional £250,000 capital funding that Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Transport and the Cabinet announced in December for repairs to larger road sections.
Councillor Coker said: "We are trying to repair the worst damaged roads in Plymouth as quickly as possible.
"The severe and prolonged wet weather at the end of 2012 ravaged our highways network but we are committed to addressing this, which is why this patching programme is taking place."
Local residents and businesses within the vicinity of the works will be notified by letter, and the works will not take place at weekends or during the night.
Where road closures are required, diversion routes will be signed and vehicle access for residents will be maintained wherever possible.
The programme is on top of the £760,000 which has already been spent on the city's road in the last year.
Cllr Coker continued: "The recent wet weather has ravaged roads in Plymouth and across the region.
"We are investing in additional resources and innovative equipment to help address the situation as quickly as possible.
"We appreciate that travelling around Plymouth will be challenging over the coming weeks and ask road users to be patient while this essential work is undertaken."
For a breakdown of expected road works log on to Plymouth City Council website.
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