Oct 28, 2018
Budget 2018: Extra £420m to tackle potholes
PA Local councils in England are to get an extra £420m to tackle a growing number of potholes. In the budget, Mr Hammond will announce £25.5bn for Highways England for major road upgrades between 2020 and 2025 - largely funded by vehicle excise duty, or road tax. The £420m for potholes is on top of an existing fund of almost £300m. Alongside extra cash for potholes, councils will be given an extra £150m to improve road junctions on local roads. Earlier this year drivers breaking down after hitting potholes reached a three-year high, according to the RAC. A harsh winter and a hot summer has contributed to the number of potholes on England's roads. RAC chief engineer David Bizley said the extra money being spent on road infrastructure was "Good news" for motorists.
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