Pendle’s MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed the announcement of £23,075,000 of funding for Lancashire – which will mean more money to tackle potholes and improve roads in Pendle.
This is part of £120,445,000 of funding allocated for roads maintenance in Lancashire up to 2020/21 – the first time councils have had certainty over funding for this length of time. This will mean they can plan ahead and spend more efficiently and effectively.
Overall, £976 million a year will be invested in roads maintenance in England – enough to fix around 18 million potholes across the country.
Mr Stephenson MP commented: “We all know potholes and poorly maintained roads are a menace, particularly during winter, so this is great news for everybody who relies on the roads in Pendle.
“£23,075,000 funding this year – part of a £120,445,000 package for maintenance of Lancashire’s roads over the next six years – will go a long way to dealing with the problems we face on our roads, giving us another reason for cheer in this festive period.
“Investing in Britain’s roads and infrastructure is a key part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain – and it’s only possible because we’ve taken the difficult decisions to cut ineffective spending elsewhere. By fixing our roads we are backing local businesses, and making life that bit easier for the hardworking people in Pendle who use them to get around.”