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Potholes in Leicestershire and Rutland: The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead
BBC Leicester is taking a look at the state of the county's roads

Have you found yourself tackling rocky roads as you travel across parts of Leicestershire and Rutland?

The BBC has been researching how much money is being spent repairing roads across England following council spending cuts.

Freezing winter conditions winter have made potholes a particular problem for many councils across the country.

The government has said it will be putting aside £100m for councils to bid for if they felt they had been badly hit by potholes.

Leicestershire County Council is to get part of the additional money. However, it is not yet known exactly how much.

Since November 2010, crews from the council's highways department have been repairing an average of 250 potholes a month.

The extra money they receive will be added to an extra £1.5m the council has already allocated to spend on repairing the county's roads.

The BBC-wide project, The Road Ahead , will look at the issue online, on radio and television on Monday 28 February 2011.

Your photos

We would like your help to create a gallery of potholes to show the current situation in Leicestershire and Rutland.

E-mail: leicester@bbc.co.uk

Please send us your name and details including when and where the picture was taken.

And if your council has repaired a pothole promptly after it was reported, tell us about that too.

When taking photographs, at no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws.

On Monday 28 February 2011, Inside Out is looking at the state of the region's roads (BBC One, 1930 GMT)



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