Cash for councils to fill almost 1 million potholes

Motorists and cyclists are set to benefit after plans were announced to set out how £50 million of funding will repair nearly 1 million potholes across the country over the next 12 months.

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 the Budget, which will fix over 4 million potholes by 2020/21.

The money will help fill 3,755 potholes in North Somerset.  Somerset is receiving £1,177,000 in 2016/17 as part of the Pothole Action Fund. This money will help fill up to 22,208 potholes in the next 12 months.

Bath and North East Somerset is receiving £176,000 in 2016/17 mend 3,321 holes in the council’s roads over the next year.

Local highway authorities decide how this money is spent, including upgrades to road surfacing, bridges, street lighting and other local road maintenance projects that improve journeys for motorists and cyclists.