County to receive over £4million for pothole repairs

Motorists and cyclists will hope pothole-ridden roads see an improvement with Kent County Council (KCC) receiving an additional £4.3million this financial year from the Government’s funding to tackle the ‘scourge of potholes’.

The £4.3million of extra funding is in addition to £40,972,000 allocated to KCC from 2022-2025. lt will receive over £134million of additional funding over ten years, to helprepair roads and fix potholes.

KCC’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Neil Baker, said: “I welcome the additional Government funding towards road resurfacing and local road improvements in Kent.

“I am clear that to maintain our roads to the standards our residents expect and deserve, this longer-term funding commitment from Government is essential.

“Our roads enable so many vital services and everyday tasks across our county and ensuring they are safe and keep Kent moving is a key priority for this council.

“We are currently experiencing a nine-year high in the number of safety-related defects on our roads, which is why we have appointed additional contractors while also introducing new and innovative solutions including trialling new resurfacing methods and semi-automatic equipment such as the Pothole Pro.”

Rishi Sunak has pledged to tackle ‘the scourge of potholes’ with £8.3billion of funding for local road maintenance in England. The Prime Minister described the investment, which will be made available to local authorities over 11 years, as ‘unprecedented’.

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