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“This is certainly the case in the schemes. Some of these streets have had potholes for long enough and they have to be resurfaced.
“An extra £ 1million from the council won’t go very far.”
In 2015/16 NLC spent £641,738 on repairing 3,476 potholes.
That figure was more than double the £ 265,838 spent on repairs in 2014/15.
North Lanarkshire Conservative Group leader Meghan Gallacher said: “I am sure every councillor within North Lanarkshire will agree with me that potholes are a huge problem.
“I also understand that due to austerity imposed on councils by the Scottish Government, that North Lanarkshire has not been afforded sufficient funds to tackle this growing problem.
“I am pleased that, during the budget process, my group was able to work with the minority administration to secure an extra £ 1million funding to fix potholes and roads throughout North Lanarkshire.”
The council also confirmed it had spent £ 17,676 on compensating drivers who had put claims into them regarding potholes.
From 2015 to 2017, 165 claims were made by drivers. John Ashcroft, the council’s infrastructure business manager said: “We’ve experienced incredibly harsh weather over several months between the extended cold in December and snow in January and February.
“There’s no doubt this sustained cold weather has taken its toll on roads across the country.
“However, we are investing an additional £1million in our roads network to tackle some of the issues caused over the winter period.
“We remain committed to ensuring the 1,600 kilometres of road we maintain in North Lanarkshire continue to be safe and of a high standard.
“We encourage people to report pot holes by calling 01698 403110.”