Lucy Allan welcomes new £1,530,000 funding to tackle potholes in Telford on National Pothole Day

Lucy Allan has welcomed £1,530,000 to improve the condition of roads in Telford as part of National Pothole Day, a national campaign to highlight the state of the UK's roads.

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced at the Budget that a £420 million fund will be created to tackle potholes and other roadworks. Telford & Wrekin Council will receive this new funding to repair potholes, keep local bridges and structures open and safe, and help with other highways works that may be needed.

The Budget also announced the biggest ever single cash injection to improve England’s roads, meaning that people can get to and from home and work quicker, boosting the local economy and improving air quality.

 

Lucy Allan said:

"With today being National Pothole Day, I am delighted that the council will be receiving this funding boost to improve roads to help hardworking people in Telford. 

"This additional new funding represents a significant boost in road maintenance and is on top of £950 million we are already providing to councils across the country this year for local highways maintenance."