£500 million to fix potholes allocated

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Published on 15 February 2021 by Mike Waters

The Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £500 million to local authorities to help fix potholes and other road maintenance problems.  

As the BMF previously reported, Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP announced that the government would spend £2.5 billion on the country’s roads in last year’s budgetThis year’s instalment of the funding is the second of five equal parts that will be released between 2020 and 2025. 

A statement by the DfT explained: “With the average pothole costing around £50 to fill in, the funding will ensure that the equivalent of 10 million potholes can be rectified, making thousands of local roads both safer and easier to drive and cycle on. 

Commenting, Transport Minister Baroness Vere said: “The funding allocated today 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. 

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