Last year the Conservative Government committed to investing an extra £1.2 billion to repair our nation’s potholes and to cut congestion on our roads. Now the Government has announced where that money will be allocated.
The funding to improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times includes money from the new National Productivity Investment Fund, announced in the Autumn Statement and the Pothole Action Fund. It also includes £75 million which councils can bid for to repair and maintain local infrastructure such as bridges, street lighting and rural roads.
Improving transport links to help people access work, school and services is a key part of our economic plan for Britain and is the latest step in our mission to build a country that works for everyone.