£200 million funding for England’s roads

 £200 million funding for England’s roads

An investment of almost £200 million is set to be used to improve the condition of local roads up and down the country.

This funding will go towards repairing almost one million potholes, and will also be used for highways maintenance, developing new technologies to improve highways resilience, and high-quality cycle parks.

The £200 million announced includes £46 million to repair potholes; £151 million for the local highways maintenance incentive fund; and £4 million for the Cycle Rail scheme

Roads minister Jesse Norman said: "People need great roads to get about, do business and see friends and family.

“We’re investing record amounts at present to improve the condition of our roads, so drivers and cyclists don’t have to dodge potholes to travel safely.

“We’re also looking at how new innovations can help councils keep their roads in the best condition, saving money and planning their maintenance better.”

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