Calderdale Council to receive £1.7m to fix its pothole problems

Calderdale will receive funding from the Government for road repairs
Calderdale will receive funding from the Government for road repairs

Drivers and cyclists in Yorkshire and the Humber will benefit from better roads thanks to an extra £42 million for repairs, the Roads Minister announced today.

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The Department for Transport has revealed how the £420 million announced in the Budget will be spent, and it brings the total funds for roads in Yorkshire and the Humber for this year up to £138 million.

Next year (2019-2020), Yorkshire and the Humber will get almost £108 million from the Local Highways Maintenance and Integrated Transport Block funds, which will go towards repairing roads and investing in small safety, bus priority or walking and cycling schemes.

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Calderdale Council is set to receive £1,747,000 from the Yorkshire and Humber pot.

Roads Minister Jesse Noman said: “Potholes are a huge problem for all road users, and too often we see issues occurring at the same place time after time.

“That is why the Government is investing more in improving our roads than at any time before - £15 billion between 2015 and 2020 and a further £28.8 billion to 2025. Plus an immediate extra £420 million for potholes and local road maintenance just this year.

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“Yorkshire and the Humber will be getting an extra £42 million this winter to keep its roads in good condition to keep drivers and cyclists safe.”