Government announce an extra £100m will be given for pothole repairs
The transport secretary has announced that an extra £100m will be shared amongst councils in England to fund repairs to roads damaged by recent storms.
The £100m has been added on top of the £6bn the government have already invested to improve local roads across the country.
The money would help sort out up to two million potholes & protect roads from severe weather conditions in the future.
Devon was given the largest sum at £4.5m, with the Norfolk & North Yorkshire councils being given over £3m each. For now, London is not considered a high priority & will not receive additional funds.
Whilst the extra money is welcomed, it is estimated that the total cost to fix road repairs across the U.K. amounts to £9bn; road users hope that more top-ups to the road improvement fund will happen sooner rather than later.