28 Dec '14, 12am

Green Car | Govt provides £6 billion pothole fund - A record £6 billion will be spent on tackling potholes ...

Green Car | Govt provides £6 billion pothole fund - A record £6 billion will be spent on tackling potholes ...

A record £6 billion will be spent on tackling potholes and improving local roads between 2015 and 2021, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today. The investment amounts to £976 million a year, enough to fix around 18 million potholes across the country. It is the first time councils have been given locked-in funding over this length of time, which will help them plan ahead and save money for the taxpayer. Patrick McLoughlin said: "Roads play a significant part in everyday life. Poorly maintained local roads, blighted by potholes, are a menace to all road users, particularly during the festive period as people travel to see family and friends. "It is vital we have good quality roads. This government has already taken strong action by spending £1 billion more on local roads maintenance than was spent in the previous parliament. "The £6 billion funding I am anno...

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