Cambridgeshire: Cash To Fix Roads

The amount of government cash for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire highways authorities has been set out after yesterday's budget.

Chancellor George Osbourne announced £200m would be made available to help councils fix the country's broken roads and pot-holes made worse by the wet winter.

Today, councils in the east of England have received more than £16m of that government funding to help repair local roads.

Transport Secretary confirmed today the money is enough to repair an extra 3.3 million potholes "Damage to roads causes misery for drivers and local communities and the severe weather over the last few months has made the problem worse.

This extra money will help make a real difference to the millions of road users and residents across the east of England who rely on local roads, giving them safer and smoother journeys."

Cambridgeshire County Council will receive £1,531,297 and Peterborough £325,057

In surrounding authorities Bedford will get £289,423, Essex £2,700,386, Hertfordshire £3,620,756, Norfolk £3,689,546, Suffolk £2,944,452

This additional money has been allocated on a formula basis, and is being distributed now to ensure that they can make use of it as soon as possible and complete works before the summer holidays.

To promote greater transparency and accountability, all local highway authorities will be required to publish information on their website by end August 2014 showing where the money has been spent.

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