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New machines to help tackle potholes on Lichfield and Burntwood roads

Four new machines have been brought in to help tackle the number of potholes on roads across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Staffordshire County Council says it is already tackling more than 400 every week, but hopes the new Roadmaster machinery will raise that figure.

Cllr Mark Deaville, Cabinet Support Member for Transport and Connected County with the county council, said: “We know an effective and well maintained road network in Staffordshire is important to both residents and to bringing jobs and prosperity to the county.

“This extra investment is of course welcome and is currently helping us draft in more machines to roll out further improvements to our roads.

“As a county council, we have already seen the condition of our roads improve following an extra £50 million funding and the challenge now is to focus more on the long-term improvement of roads to help ensure potholes occur less frequently.”

The new £2.1million funding has been issued by Government to help tackle the state of the region’s roads.

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