Leicester

Council fills in 3,000th pothole in Leicestershire

A total of 3,000 potholes have been repaired in Leicestershire since the start of 2010, the county council has said.

The council is responsible for 2,575 miles of roads - which were faced with the lowest temperatures for years during the winter.

Drivers had complained more potholes had made journeys uncomfortable and risked damaging vehicles.

The authority said it is spending £2.5m on resurfacing this spring and summer.

It said council workers were filling in up to 100 potholes a day.

Mark Stevens, the county council's assistant director for highways, said: "We regularly inspect the highways but would like to thank residents for telling us when they spot one and bearing with us.

"Over the spring and summer, nearly 200 miles of Leicestershire roads and over 100 miles of pavements will be improved.

"This is carried out during warmer weather to help the new surface bond to the existing road better and extends their life by up to 10 years."

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