Extra funding from government to fight potholes

The government has announced extra funding which will benefit roads in Cambridgeshire.

The Department for Transport has revealed how the £420 million announced in the Budget will be spent and it means an extra £6.653 million will go towards helping fight the campaign on potholes in our county.

Next year (2019-20), Cambridgeshire will get this money from the Local Highways and Integrated Transport Block funds, which will go towards repairing roads and investing in small safety, bus priority or walking and cycling schemes.

This extra money will be combined with our specialist machines, known as the ‘dragon patcher’, working across the county’s roads to complete pothole repairs.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said: “Following the announcement from government, we’re delighted to be receiving an extra £6.6m to tackle repairs to our roads in Cambridgeshire. The Roads Minister has recognised we need extra money this winter to keep our roads in good condition.

“We have learnt from the previous winter and have already made changes to the way we repair the potholes so we’re ready for this winter.

“Our roads are important to us and we are listening to people’s frustrations by already spending £3m on pothole repairs alongside a programme to resurface roads.

“We have a number of ways to fix potholes, including three of our own dragon patchers that can repair up to 150 potholes a day.”

In order to keep our roads maintained, people need to help us by coming forward and reporting them using our online tool.

Visit our webpage to find out more about how we repair potholes - https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/pothole-video-series/ 

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