October 2 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, March 27, 2014
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.