Roads to be repaired

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Thousands of pounds is to be spent on repairing roads in Ilkeston.

Derbyshire County Council has approved £4 million to be spent on roads damaged by the severe weather conditions last year

Of this, £45,000 will be spent on improvements to Cotmanhay Road, which currently has an uneven surface.

A pavement on Station Road will be restored at a cost of £20,000, and £6,000 will be spent on patching up potholes at the junction of St Johns Road and Kensington Gardens.

Longfield Lane and Westwick Street will also see undergo restoration work.

More than £2 million will be spent on work up to March 2014 with the rest being spent on work to be completed in 2014/15.

Councillor Dean Collins, deputy cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport, said: “Last year was an unusually wet summer which was followed by periods of snow and frost which led to severe damage being caused to many roads and pavements.”