CAROLINE WELCOMES FUNDS TO FIX POTHOLES

Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, has welcomed news that road-users In Hampshire will benefit from a dedicated £2,123,000 pothole fund. 

This cash is part of a £1.2 billion fund for local road that the Government is allocating to councils to repair and rebuild transport links across the country. 

This funding will improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times includes money from the new National Productivity Investment Fund, announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement and the Pothole Action Fund. It also includes £75 million which councils can bid for to repair and maintain local infrastructure such as bridges, street lighting and rural roads.  

Local motorists will benefit from the dedicated funding after the Government announced that nearly £50 million of funding will be made available to local councils over the next 12 months. This is part of a wider package totalling £11,689,000 across the South East. 

Caroline commented:

“The state of our roads is consistently raised with me by local residents and remains a great source of frustration for drivers.  I was pleased that last year the Pothole Action Fund targeted key local roads including the A32 from Fareham to Gosport Town Centre.

“This funding, which builds on the £1,488,000 Hampshire got last year, shows the Government delivering on its commitment to invest in infrastructure to attract businesses and secure a better future for local businesses.”