Millions To Repair Roads In Lancashire and Cumbria
13 November 2018, 13:26 | Updated: 13 November 2018, 13:28
The North West will be getting an extra £53 million this winter to keep its roads in good condition.
Drivers and Cyclists in the North West will benefit from better roads thanks to an extra £53 million for repairs.
The Department for Transport has revealed how the £420 million announced in the Budget will be spent, and it brings the total funds for North West roads for this year up to £176 million.
Cumbria will get £12 million whilst Lancashire will have a share of £10 million, which will go towards repairing roads and investing in small safety, bus priority or walking and cycling schemes.
Roads Minister Jesse Noman said:
"Potholes are a huge problem for all road users, and too often we see issues occurring at the same place time after time.
"That is why the Government is investing more in improving our roads than at any time before - £15 billion between 2015 and 2020 and a further £28.8 billion to 2025. Plus an immediate extra £420 million for potholes and local road maintenance just this year.
"The North West will be getting an extra £53 million this winter to keep its roads in good condition to keep drivers and cyclists safe."