Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Extra £2.5 million to help repair roads

Buckinghamshire will receive £2.5 million from the Department for Transport's (DfT) £140 million road repair fund. This follows a bid by Buckinghamshire County Council in response to the DfT's announcement on March 9 making the money available to highway authorities to help repair damage to roads caused by the recent storms and flooding. The County Council's bid highlighted areas for repair following the recent severe weather. Details of the locations will be published on the council's website. Details of the bidding process for a further £200 million funding, announced in the Budget last week, to help repair road surfaces that have deteriorated, will be announced by the DfT in the next few weeks. Janet Blake, Cabinet Member for Planning and Transport, said: 'We always welcome extra government money to help us meet our residents' top priorities - in this case repairing our roads after the severe weather. Every little bit helps.'