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New 1.2m funding for Leicestershire pothole repairs

Road repair work
The council said nearby residents would be notified before work started

Repairs to potholes caused by the winter weather in Leicestershire have been boosted by £1.2m of extra funding.

The county council is responsible for 2,575 miles of roads which have faced the lowest temperatures for years.

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

Officials said they had expected to have to find £500,000 to repair winter damage but the new money will also fund wider road maintenance.

Repair money usually comes from the wider budget and it was expected to cost £200,000 more than usual.

Lesley Pendleton, from the council, said: "We welcome this news. We have been working extremely hard to repair the damage caused to the county's roads by the extreme weather this winter."

The schedule for work can be found on the council's website and residents who will be affected will be notified by letter beforehand.

Teams of staff work on the roads between April and September as the repair work is more effective and efficient when carried out during the spring and summer.

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