Government announce £100 million to be spent on pothole repairs
Politics / Mon 26th Mar 2018 pm31 02:11pm
THE transport secretary Chris Grayling has today announced that an extra £100m is being shared among councils in England to fund repairs to roads damaged by recent storms.
Chris Grayling said the money would help patch up nearly two million potholes and protect roads from future severe weather conditions.
It comes in the wake of Storm Emma and the “Beast from the East”.
Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com said:
“Drivers will be relieved to hear that additional funding has been assigned to help patch up nearly two million potholes. Our research shows that more than two thirds (69%) of drivers think more needs to be done to tackle our pocketed roads.
“Following the damage from Storm Emma and the Beast from the East, drivers are fed up of having a bumpy ride. In 2016, the 1,031,787 potholes reported caused over £3.1 million of damage to vehicles.
“If drivers do experience a bump in the road, they should use our guide for advice on how to make your case for damage and report it to their local council before it gets any worse.
“The true depth of the UK’s pothole problem combined is as deep as the Earth’s upper crust (40,456m) and we’ve visualised this in a scrolling animation so drivers can see just how deep the problem goes in their local area.”
Essex has been allocated £2.6 million of that money.
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