Following one of the coldest winters on record earlier this year, the government has announced it will find £100 million to fix the country’s potholed roads.
Bad Weather Repairs
Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, has said the money will go towards repairing the two million potholes that the harsh weather has created, causing an increase in HGV Insurance claims.
The government already provides £75 million to councils around the country through the Pothole Action Fund; this is on top of £46 million which, it was announced, would be given to highways authorities at the end of 2017. A further £900,000 is also being invested in vehicles which will provide data to local councils, allowing them to repair roads before potholes appear. In 2017, high-definition cameras were fitted to refuse trucks to help them detect and record pothole locations.
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