Pothole funding released

Local authorities in England have recently been allocated their share of £500m for highways maintenance.

According to the Department of Transport this is enough ‘to fix the equivalent of 10 million potholes’.

This funding round is the second of five annual instalments from the £2.5bn potholes fund which was announced by the chancellor in the 2020 budget.

Baroness Vere, Transport minister said: “We know potholes are more than just a nuisance, they can be dangerous to drivers and cyclists alike, and also cause damage to thousands of vehicles every year. The funding allocated will help councils ensure roads in their area are kept up to standard, and that the potholes that blight road users can be dealt with promptly”.