Bournemouth EchoPotholes repair fund gets £3 million boost (From Bournemouth Echo)

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Potholes repair fund gets £3 million boost

Bournemouth Echo: A frustrated driver paints round a pothole after last winter's storms A frustrated driver paints round a pothole after last winter's storms

MORE potholes will be repaired on Dorset roads thanks to a £3 million cash injection.

The county council has been allocated the money from the £168 million national pothole repair fund.

The council submitted a bid to the fund to help cover the cost of mending the county's storm ravaged roads.

And news that the bid has been successful has been welcomed by Cllr Spencer Flower, the Leader of Dorset County Council.

He said: ““We are pleased that we've been allocated just over £3million from the fund. I was pleased with the feedback we received about our bid - the team worked hard to get it right.

“This brings the total money received to just under £9 million to repair and resurface our road network.”

He said the council's current resurfacing and drainage repair programme will now be extended and work should be complete by Christmas.

The application for the fund included examples of the approaches the council is using to speed up repair times and ensure that potholes are fixed properly first time using Velocity Patchers and NuPhalt thermal repair units

.A county-wide programme of works has been scheduled to use the money in a way that uses the machinery and the teams' time can in the most efficient way possible.

The resurfacing works will be carried out on high priority roads, working on damaged routes in that vicinity. The teams will then move to another area.

They will continue in this way across the county. Permanent pothole and road defect repair will also continue on roads across Dorset.

The county has also received £184,813 from the severe weather recovery scheme for the community impact of the storms.

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3:01pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Townee says...

With all that money, let's hope they make sure that all repairs are sealed around the edges to stop water getting in and the freezing. Nearly all the repairs I have seen they just dig out the hole and file with Tarmac no sealing of the edges. This means that over a time cars driving over the filled in hole will disturb the edges and then the water will get back in and your back to square one.
This government needs to spend a lot more money resurfacing roads not filling in holes as a temporary fix.
With all that money, let's hope they make sure that all repairs are sealed around the edges to stop water getting in and the freezing. Nearly all the repairs I have seen they just dig out the hole and file with Tarmac no sealing of the edges. This means that over a time cars driving over the filled in hole will disturb the edges and then the water will get back in and your back to square one. This government needs to spend a lot more money resurfacing roads not filling in holes as a temporary fix. Townee
  • Score: 9

3:12pm Mon 23 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

This will hopefully make my daily cycle to work a lot easier, not sure my thin road tyres can take much more of the roads in their current condition.
This will hopefully make my daily cycle to work a lot easier, not sure my thin road tyres can take much more of the roads in their current condition. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 2

3:22pm Mon 23 Jun 14

muscliffman says...

It would be interesting to find out how much of that £3million worth of spending actually makes it to the road surface itself.
It would be interesting to find out how much of that £3million worth of spending actually makes it to the road surface itself. muscliffman
  • Score: 5

3:45pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

A £3 million cash injection to fix potholes, would that be added to the millions taken from parking fines generated by the shortly to be defunct camera car then as fines from this vehicle are supposed to be ploughed back into making the roads safe.
A £3 million cash injection to fix potholes, would that be added to the millions taken from parking fines generated by the shortly to be defunct camera car then as fines from this vehicle are supposed to be ploughed back into making the roads safe. Hessenford
  • Score: 5

4:14pm Mon 23 Jun 14

suzigirl says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
This will hopefully make my daily cycle to work a lot easier, not sure my thin road tyres can take much more of the roads in their current condition.
Use the cycle lanes provided then or have they got potholes as well!
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: This will hopefully make my daily cycle to work a lot easier, not sure my thin road tyres can take much more of the roads in their current condition.[/p][/quote]Use the cycle lanes provided then or have they got potholes as well! suzigirl
  • Score: 2

5:26pm Mon 23 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

suzigirl wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
This will hopefully make my daily cycle to work a lot easier, not sure my thin road tyres can take much more of the roads in their current condition.
Use the cycle lanes provided then or have they got potholes as well!
What makes you think ride to work is supported by cycle lanes?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: This will hopefully make my daily cycle to work a lot easier, not sure my thin road tyres can take much more of the roads in their current condition.[/p][/quote]Use the cycle lanes provided then or have they got potholes as well![/p][/quote]What makes you think ride to work is supported by cycle lanes? boardsandphotos
  • Score: -2

5:29pm Mon 23 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
This will hopefully make my daily cycle to work a lot easier, not sure my thin road tyres can take much more of the roads in their current condition.
Use the cycle lanes provided then or have they got potholes as well!
What makes you think ride to work is supported by cycle lanes?
*my
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: This will hopefully make my daily cycle to work a lot easier, not sure my thin road tyres can take much more of the roads in their current condition.[/p][/quote]Use the cycle lanes provided then or have they got potholes as well![/p][/quote]What makes you think ride to work is supported by cycle lanes?[/p][/quote]*my boardsandphotos
  • Score: -2

6:30pm Mon 23 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

I guess all the money from government recently is considerably more than nothing from the Labour Party? Lets not spoil it and keep Labour out?
I guess all the money from government recently is considerably more than nothing from the Labour Party? Lets not spoil it and keep Labour out? rubberbandman5
  • Score: 1

11:41am Tue 24 Jun 14

suzigirl says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote: This will hopefully make my daily cycle to work a lot easier, not sure my thin road tyres can take much more of the roads in their current condition.
Use the cycle lanes provided then or have they got potholes as well!
What makes you think ride to work is supported by cycle lanes?
*my
Well Sandford is well "supported by cycle lanes" and a lycra clad cyclist was holding up all the traffic on Sunday because he chose to endanger himself on the road and not use the NEW cycle lane! Also the usual hotspot for cycle red light jumpers at Waitrose on Ashley Road this morning. I beeped my horn at the idiot who sailed through the red light heading towards Sea View and he was very rude and aggressive - idiot! Why cant they wait like other road users?
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: This will hopefully make my daily cycle to work a lot easier, not sure my thin road tyres can take much more of the roads in their current condition.[/p][/quote]Use the cycle lanes provided then or have they got potholes as well![/p][/quote]What makes you think ride to work is supported by cycle lanes?[/p][/quote]*my[/p][/quote]Well Sandford is well "supported by cycle lanes" and a lycra clad cyclist was holding up all the traffic on Sunday because he chose to endanger himself on the road and not use the NEW cycle lane! Also the usual hotspot for cycle red light jumpers at Waitrose on Ashley Road this morning. I beeped my horn at the idiot who sailed through the red light heading towards Sea View and he was very rude and aggressive - idiot! Why cant they wait like other road users? suzigirl
  • Score: 0

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