Cash boost to deal with menace of potholes

Roads news
Roads news

South West Beds MP Andrew Selous has welcomed £592,075 of new funding in Central Bedfordshire to tackle potholes.

In total an extra £1,059,789 for Central Beds has been allocated for this year on top of the annual roads maintenance budget.

More than three million potholes will be filled in across England with funding from the £168 million Pothole Fund, announced in the 2014 Budget.

This is part of more than £24billion which will be spent on England’s roads between 2010 and 2021 – the biggest investment in our roads since the 1970s.

Mr Selous said: “This is great news for everybody who uses the roads in South West Bedfordshire.

“£592,075 of new funding will go a long way to dealing with the menace of potholes and ridding them from our roads.

“Investing in Britain’s roads and infrastructure is a key part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain – and this is just one part of that.

“By fixing Britain’s roads the Conservatives are supporting local businesses and making life that bit easier for the hardworking people in South West Bedfordshire who rely on them to get around.”