Government promises cash to fix potholes

In the March 2014 Budget the Government announced a national pothole fund of £200 million to support local authorities repair road potholes caused by the flooding and heavy rain in early 2014. More

See our Budget statement report in March 2014 mentioning the pothole measures. More



Source: The Times 141223
Posted: 141223

In a report in the Times today "motorists and cyclists are set to benefit from the Government’s record £6 billion spending spree to fix potholes across England over the next six years. The £1 billion-a-year investment will be enough to fill in 18 million potholes, according to the Department for Transport, as well as improving other local road infrastructure. The southwest of England will benefit the most, with £850 million going to the region, while the northeast will receive the least with £270 million. It is the first time councils have been given locked-in funding over this length in time, which the Government says will help local authorities plan ahead and save money for the taxpayer. Patrick McLoughlin, the transport secretary, said potholes were a menace and that long-term planning
would put an end to short-term fixes." In the March 2014 Budget the Government announced a national pothole fund of £200 million to support local authorities repair road potholes caused by the flooding and heavy rain in early 2014.

Classic car enthusiasts and motorists generally would agree potholes are a danger and can damage cars.
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