LGA responds to Budget pothole funding

"Fixing our roads is a top priority for councils, who fix a pothole every 17 seconds."


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Responding to pothole funding expected to be announced in tomorrow’s Budget, Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s transport spokesman, said:
 
“We are pleased the Chancellor has listened to and acted on our calls for significantly more funding to fill and repair potholes.
 
“Fixing our roads is a top priority for councils, who fix a pothole every 17 seconds.
 
“We look forward to seeing the details of how this money will be allocated between councils. Extra funding will help councils to do more to maintain our roads, and will go a long way to help tackling our local road repairs backlog.
  
“To help councils go further to maintain our roads, they need devolved infrastructure and public transport budgets – ensuring a funding allocation in advance for five years, which would enable them to deliver infrastructure improvements that allow people to move around in less carbon intensive and more sustainable ways.”