Dominic Browne 15 March 2023

Budget 2023: Hunt confirms £200m for 'potholes curse'

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has confirmed a further £200m in 2023-24 to tackle what he described as ‘the curse of potholes’.

The cash will allow local authorities in England to ‘complete resurfacing, and invest in major repairs and renewals, such as keeping bridges and major structures open’.

Head of roads policy at the RAC car services firm, Nicholas Lyes, said: ‘While welcome, another £200m is unlikely to make a big difference to the overall quality of our dilapidated local roads.

‘We need to significantly increase funding for local road maintenance and improvement so councils can resurface roads properly rather than patching them up and hoping for the best.’

This article was originally published by Transport Network.

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