Cambridgeshire to receive almost £1 million from the Government to fill in over 18,000 potholes

A pothole in March, which is set to be filled in thanks to a £973,000 grant from the Government.

A pothole in March, which is set to be filled in thanks to a £973,000 grant from the Government. - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire is set to receive almost £1 million worth of funding to tackle its county-wide problem with potholes.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLouglin has announced that £7.2 million of the government’s Pothole Action Fund will be distributed around East Anglia to repair nearly one million potholes – with Cambridgeshire receiving the fourth-largest award.

Cambridgeshire is set to receive £973,000 from the government – an amount dwarfed only by £1.6 million which is to be spent in Norfolk, £1.5 million in Essex and £1.4 million in Suffolk.

The money will go towards the repairing of 18,358 potholes in the county.

Mr McLoughlin, said: “I know how important well-maintained roads are to people across the East of England. Almost every journey starts and ends on a local road, so the government is giving councils in the region £7.2 million specifically to tackle the blight of potholes in their area.

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“This is just one part of our unprecedented investment in local road maintenance over the next five years. We are giving a record £644 million to local authorities in the East of England that will improve journeys across the region.”

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