Potholes get extra filler
Its good news for bikers and road users as the government has announced it will commit £168m for council road improvements. The plan is to fill more than three million pot holes as part of a major investment into the roads and ageing infrastructure.
The £168m will be dished out amongst councils across England from the new Pothole Repair Fund. Councils will be required to publish quarterly progress updates on how many potholes have been repaired to receive the funds. This fund is part of a new plan to revolutionise the Highways Agency to improve roads across the country with a lot more government funding, £7.4bn has been committed to local roads in the next Parliament as well as a further £12bn from the Local Growth Fund.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin commented, "Potholes are the bane of all our lives and the funding announced today is an important step in ridding our roads of this menace. But it is only one part of a massive program of investment to get our country up to speed as part of this government's long term economic plan. By building, repairing and renewing our key infrastructure we will ensure the future growth and prosperity of this country."
Quote taken from Motorcycle Trader.
12.07.2014 - MCE Insurance