Millions to be spent on fixing potholes in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire
PUBLISHED: 07:03 23 December 2014 | UPDATED: 09:06 23 December 2014
Almost £100 million will be invested in improving Hertfordshire's roads between 2015 and 2021, the government has announced today.
In total £92.94m will be spent in the county over the six-year period to fix potholes.
The money has been doled out by the Department for Transport in a funding announcement by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin.
He said £645m will be spent on improving the road networks in the East of England.
Mr McLoughlin said: “Roads play a significant part in everyday life. Poorly maintained local roads, blighted by potholes, are a menace to all road users, particularly during the festive period as people travel to see family and friends.
“The £645m funding I am announcing today for the East of England will put an end to short term fixes and will mean we have committed £10 billion between 2010 and 2021.
“This huge investment is part of our long term economic plan to ensure we have a transport network fit for the 21st century.”
The Department for Transport allocates funding to local authorities based on local need, so councils with larger highway networks receive more of the funding.
Cambridgeshire will receive £78.34m to improve its roads over the same six-year period.
It was also announced today that £578m has been set aside for an incentive fund scheme which will start in 2016 to reward councils which demonstrate they are delivering value for money in carrying out cost effective improvements.
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