Laura Sharman 31 January 2019

Multi-million funding boost to prevent potholes

Multi-million funding boost to prevent potholes image

The Government has announced a £23m funding boost to develop new technology that can stop potholes from forming.

The money will help research and trial new surface materials or pothole repair techniques.

Eight local authorities will deliver the projects - including testing plastic roads in Cumbria and using kinetic energy from roads to power lighting in Buckinghamshire.

'Potholes are the number one enemy for road users and this government is looking at numerous ways to keep our roads in the best condition,' said transport secretary Chris Grayling.

'Today’s trials will see how new technologies work in the real world to ensure our roads are built for the 21st century.'

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