Conservative government's £250 million pothole fund in action

Motorists and cyclists are benefiting after the Conservative government announced last April how £50 million of funding will repair nearly 1 million potholes across the country during 2016/17.

Over 100 councils in England will receive funding to help remove around 943,000 potholes from local roads during this financial year. The funding has been made available as part of the £250 million Pothole Action Fund included in last April’s Budget, which will fix over 4 million potholes by 2020/21.

In total, the government is spending a record £6.1 billion on local highways maintenance between 2015/16 and 2020/21, giving councils long-term certainty for the first time to plan future work with the aim of preventing potholes and improving local roads, bridges and street lighting.

As part of this investment, the Pothole Action Fund will give local authorities in England £50 million a year, over the next 5 years, to help them tackle more than 4 million potholes. Funding is calculated according to the size of the local road network in the area.

Read how Lancashire County Council has benefited from the fund. TABLE