Councils granted extra funds to fill potholes after winter deluge
The Government has announced that Councils in England are to be granted an additional £140 million to repair roads damaged during the wettest winter since records began.
The money will comprise additional funds to target worst hit areas of some £36.5 million, together with a national share of just under £104 million.
The money will be made available as a priority, to support efforts to complete outstanding works before the summer.
Patrick McLoughlin, Transport Secretary, said: “having the right infrastructure in place to support businesses and hard working people is a crucial part of our long term economic plan. This extra money will help make a real difference to the millions of road users and local residents who rely on local roads, giving them safer and smoother journeys”.
A recent survey conducted by the Sunday Telegraph suggested that compensation claims brought by drivers as a consequence of damage caused by potholes reached record levels last year.