Cash to repair our roads: Politicians pleased with fix for potholes problem

From left to right, Terry Douris, Mike Penning and Anthony Williams
From left to right, Terry Douris, Mike Penning and Anthony Williams

Three politicians have welcomed the use of special government funding for road repairs.

The money will be used to fix potholes in Queensway, Hemel Hempstead. MP for the area Mike Penning, Dacorum Borough Council leader Cllr Andrew Williams and Herts County Council cabinet member for highways Terry Douris welcomed the news.

Mr Penning said: “It is great to see first-hand the results of the extra government funding for road repairs.

“I’ve been pushing Hertfordshire Highways to make progress on this for some time. Major repairs of damaged roads are vital for all drivers and cyclists.”

Mr Douris said: “This is good news for Hemel Hempstead and this is one of a number of schemes to fix the worst affected roads.

“It always takes time to assemble the equipment, crews and book the nights to do the work but I believe that the short wait was well worth while.”

Mr Williams said: “I know from personal experience and from local residents that the condition of this particular road has been of some concern and I am delighted to see this work now being carried out.”

The work has been carried out using some of the £3.6m which Herts was allocated specifically to repair roads damaged by last year’s winter weather.