UK government pledges extra £100 million to fix potholes

May 09 | 2018

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced on 26 March, 2018 that local roads in the UK badly affected by severe winter weather will benefit from a further £100 million to help repair potholes and other storm damage.

The extra money will help repair almost two million potholes as well as help protect the roads from severe weather in the future. The funding is on top of the £75 million already given to councils from the Pothole Action Fund this year, as well as the additional £46 million boost for highways authorities announced just before Christmas.

Transport Secretary Chris GraylingTransport Secretary Chris Grayling said, “We have seen an unusually prolonged spell of freezing weather which has caused damage to our local roads. We are giving councils even more funding to help repair their roads so all road users can enjoy their journeys without having to dodge potholes.”

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the move. “This news is good for all road users, but in particular for road transport operators,” said Chief Executive Richard Burnett. “Harsh winter conditions have seen many roads fall into such a state of disrepair that many are no longer fit for purpose.”

Picture: Transport Secretary Chris Grayling