Lucy welcomes Government funding to tackle Telford’s potholes

Telford MP, Lucy Allan has welcomed the news that Telford and Wrekin is set to benefit from £250,000 to tackle potholes in the borough’s roads.


This money is part of the Government’s Pothole Action Fund and for 2017/18 is worth £70 million to councils across the country.


The funding is intended to help councils keep road infrastructure in decent condition to help cut congestion and improve journey times.


This funding comes on top of a recent government grant of £10.3million from the Department for Transport’s Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund that is paying for the bulk of the work to dual Rampart Way and Hall Park Way as well as replace the Telford Central footbridge.


Lucy Allan MP, said: “I’m pleased to see further government funding into Telford’s highway infrastructure.


“Pot holes are an annoyance that we all have to live and this funding make a big difference in ensuring Telford and Wrekin is adequately funded to tackle them.


“Having long campaigned for better transport links in Telford, I am pleased to see the government providing this and other funding for our roads.