Jun 24, 2014 Comments Off
A total of £163,833funding has been allocated to the area to fix the problem by the Coalition.
The local authority will also have to publish reports on the number of potholes repaired as a condition of receiving the money.
Lib Dem Transport Spokesperson Cllr Ricky Duveen said:
“Potholes are the bane of all our lives and this will help rid our roads of this menace.”
“This money, secured by Liberal Democrats in government, will make a real difference to business and the journeys of commuters and families in the area.”
The funding is part of a nationwide scheme which sees councils across England allocated £168 million to repair potholes. The money will help fix more than three million potholes across the country and is part of the largest investment in the roads since the 1970s.
Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Susan Kramer said:
“Potholes are a major form of distress for many motorists especially ones that seemingly need refilling every few months.”
“That is why I am so pleased that we have announced that more than three million potholes are to be filled.”
“Investing in our vital road network helps to build a stronger economy for all of us.”
It is the latest in a series of announcements that will see more than £24 billion spent on England’s strategic road network between 2010 and 2021.
Work on the potholes must be completed by March of next year. The money must be used on repairing potholes or ensuring they do not appear in the first place.
Councils will have to publish quarterly updates telling local residents how many potholes they have fixed.