Repairs to flood-damaged roads to cost £2m
DAMAGE to roads caused by recent flooding and bad weather will cost more than £2m to repair, it has been revealed.
Assessments carried out by Gloucestershire County Council’s highways department following flooding across the county in November and December have found an estimated £2.1m of damage to the region’s roads.
The council has committed to make an additional £1m available to fund the repairs, with the remaining coming from GCC’s highways repair budget.
A GCC spokesman said some of the damage – including landslides and some collapsed drains – would be very expensive to repair.
“The flooding in November was particularly damaging to the road network as it involved fast moving surface water which damages carriageways more than fluvial (river) flooding,” he said.
He added drivers should beware of potholes caused by the flooding and that all damage would be dealt with as soon as possible.
“Please be patient with us – we cannot get to every pothole immediately and it will take a few months for us to recover the network to a reasonable standard,” he said.