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Bournemouth council to spend 2.5m repairing potholes

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The council says repairing the road network is its priority

Roads left littered with potholes across Bournemouth after the winter cold spell will be repaired from April, the borough council says.

A £2.5m road repair scheme will deploy highway teams on a year-long campaign in which workers will repair potholes, resurface roads and refresh markings.

Council officers will try to prioritise roads which are in greatest disrepair.

Councillors said that improving Bournemouth's road network was their "top priority".

Councillor Robert Lawton, cabinet member for environment and transport, said: "The recent spell of cold weather has undoubtedly had an adverse effect on the road conditions, with the cycle of freezing and thawing water causing road surfaces to break up and produce potholes."

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