Philip Dunne MP has welcomed the announcement of £16.5 million of new funding for Shropshire - which will mean more money to tackle potholes and improve roads in the Ludlow constituency.
This is part of £86.1 million of funding allocated for roads maintenance in Shropshire 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.
Philip Dunne said today:
“We all know potholes and poorly maintained roads are a menace, particularly in the winter around Christmas, so this is great news for everybody who relies on roads in a rural area like South Shropshire.
“This investment of £16.5 million funding – part of an £86 million package for maintenance over the next six years - will go a long way to fixing the problems we face on our roads, bringing some welcome good news for Shropshire at the start of 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 South Shropshire for whom the road network is so vital for everyday life.”