A £3.5 million project to repair potholes, divots and cracks on Worcestershire's roads has now finished.

The county council says the mammoth summer project, the biggest ever single investment into the network, has come to an end exactly on schedule.

The dry weather in recent weeks has meant highways workers have not had to suspend the scheme at any point.

As your Worcester News first revealed back in April, it means 200 different roads have now had new surface dressing.

At the time of the launch the council's Conservative leadership had said a wet summer would have meant the work carrying on into the autumn.

The big investment follows repeated surveys suggesting the public see tackling potholes as the second biggest priority after child social care.

Surface dressing is believed to prolong the life of a road by up to a decade by preventing water from getting underneath it and freezing, reducing potholes.

But it has proved controversial in the past - in June last year loose stone chippings from surface dressing at The Tything in Worcester led to huge plumes of dust gathering across buildings, infuriating traders.

The council has used different batches of chippings this time and says it does not expect any repeats.

Councillor John Smith, cabinet member for highways, said: "The team has worked really hard since the programme started in April and the weather has been kind.

"It means they've been able to get through an amazing amount of work to ensure the scheme has been completed on time.

"Surface dressing is an excellent preventative measure that allows us to extend the lifespan of roads catching them at a point before more costly methods of repair are needed.

"It offers good value for the taxpayer and one of the biggest advantages being it can be done quickly cutting down on road or lane closures that cause inconvenience to motorists."

The spend is the single biggest amount of cash the council has ever splashed on roads in one fell swoop, and is £500,000 more than what was earmarked towards it last year.

A total of 34 roads benefited in Worcester, including Spetchley Road, Hylton Road and New Road.

Despite there being fewer recorded defects, the most recent public survey of roads in Worcestershire revealed just 31 per cent were satisfied with the network, compared to 42 per cent in 2011.