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Essex: £2.7m to fix county’s pot holes

Roads in Essex will benefit from £2.7million of government funding to tackle pot holes.

Roads in Essex will benefit from £2.7million of government funding to tackle pot holes.

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Roads in Essex will benefit from £2.7million of government funding to tackle pot holes.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed how much each local authority will receive from an emergency fund to improve roads following severe weather.

Essex County Councill will get £2,700,386 from a total pot of £183.5million.

This does not include an extra £200million for councils to bid for announced by Chancellor George Osborne during his Budget speech last week.

Rodney Bass, county councillor for highways and transportation, said: “We welcome the money the DfT will be giving us in additional funding to fix pot holes on Essex’s roads, having made a great effort as a council to finance road repairs.

“This money is further to the additional revenue of £4.8million Essex has already pledged for highways repairs next year.”

Neighbouring authority Suffolk County Council will receive £2,944,452 from the government.

2 comments

  • I think you'll find that this money is for repairing roads damaged by the recent floods rather than specifically potholes, it will most likely be used to repair whole lengths of road damaged by water rather than targeting individual potholes

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    TheFactualOne

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • As Suffolk CC have been given £2,994,452 it is about time they started spending that money on repairing the county roads. For the last few months, I have been reporting pot holes near mine and I just get e-mail replies saying they are not bad enough- in other words we don't have any money left. Now they have so no excuses.

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

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