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Suffolk gets £2.9 million from Government’s ‘Pothole Fund’

Suffolk has been given nearly �3 million to fill potholes ENGSUS00120141002162304

Suffolk has been given nearly �3 million to fill potholes ENGSUS00120141002162304

The Government has given Suffolk £2,943,849 to repair potholes on the county’s roads.

It is part of £5,888,301 of additional funding for Suffolk announced for this year, on top of its annual roads maintenance budget.

The Government says more than three million potholes will be filled in across England with funding from the £168 million ‘Pothole Fund’, announced in the 2014 Budget.

It is part of more than £24 billion which will be spent on England’s roads between 2010 and 2021 which the Government says is the biggest roads investment since the 1970s.

The 148 councils who applied for funding had to detail the work they would do and sign a pledge to complete the work by March 2015.

West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock, Skills and Enterprise Minister, said: “£2,943,849 of new funding will go a long way to dealing with the menace of potholes.

“By fixing Britain’s roads the Conservatives are supporting local businesses.”

 

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