13 APR 2016

Repairing Potholes

It is great news that Kent has received such a generous allocation from the Pothole Action Fund to fix our local roads. £1,473,000 of dedicated funding will be given to fix some 27,000 in Kent before the end of 2017.

Nearly £50 million of funding will be made available to local councils across the country over the next 12 months to fix nearly 1 million potholes across the nation's roads.

This funding comes from the Government's £250 million fund which was included in last months budget. The fund will see over 4 million potholes fixed by 2021.

As the gateway to Europe, Kent's roads bear the brunt of the nation's freight traffic placing extra strain on our local roads and motorways.

I have constantly been lobbying the local council and the Department for Transport for action on the state of our roads, so I am very pleased money has been made available to make the repairs that we desperately need.

What we need now is for Kent County Council to stop blocking the TAP 40mph speed limit being made variable.


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