Why is money being spent on cyclists and not on fixing potholes?

Maintenance of Devon’s roads is carried out in accordance with our planned structural maintenance programme, based on sound asset management principles, which means that the investment is prioritised on the busiest roads.

In accordance with national guidelines, County Council policy stipulates that a pothole must be of a certain size and depth to be classed as a safety defect.

Defects, including potholes, within the scheme extents will be addressed as part of the works where possible.

Some of the maintenance work that is planned as part of this scheme includes: upgrading the traffic signal equipment at the controlled crossing near Hollow Lane, and cleansing and repairing the highway drainage system on Cumberland Way.