Pothole fund of £168m


Councils are being invited to bid for a share of a £168 million ‘Pothole Fund’ to repair roads across the district.

Successful local authorities will sign a Pothole Pledge as a condition of the new Government funding setting out the number of potholes they will have repaired by March 2015.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Part of this Government’s long-term plan is investing in our roads.

“Potholes are a menace for all road users which is why this extra funding is provided in addition to the £10 billion already committed for councils for road maintenance.

The £168 million fund, announced in the Chancellor’s March Budget statement, is enough to fix more than three million potholes.

It is in addition to the cash from the Department for Transport.