£1.5m extra for repairing county roads

The Government has given Northamptonshire County Council £1,544,481 to repair extra potholes caused by the winter storms.

This emergency payment is the council’s share of £183.5 million from the Government following the wettest winter on record.

On top of the money being shared out to councils, the Chancellor of the 
Exchequer announced in the Budget that another 
£200 million will be provided for pothole repairs in 2014-15.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Damage to roads causes misery for drivers and local communities and the severe weather over the last few months has made the problem worse. This extra money will help make a real difference to the millions of road users and residents across England who rely on local roads, giving them safer and smoother journeys.”