Road maintenance schemes get £275m boost

The funding was awarded following a bidding process from local authorities and the winners put forward the strongest case.

McLoughlin said: “Good quality local roads are essential for people to get on with their daily business and today’s announcement will provide extra capacity where it is needed most.

“This government has put record funding in place for local roads as part of our long-term economic plan to improve journeys, create jobs and drive economic growth.

“The 31 schemes being awarded funding today across the 28 local authorities include safety repairs, bridge renewal, carriageway and drainage improvements, as well as upgrading street lighting in a number of areas to bring them in line with modern standards.”

Post date: 24 Mar 2015

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