Personal Injury, Serious Injury & Clinical Negligence

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.