Worcester MP Robin Walker has welcomed £3,331,200 to fix 66,624 potholes across Worcestershire, as Worcester drivers will benefit from improved road standards for drivers, saving them money on repairs, and making it easier to get to work and see family.
The Conservative Government are investing £200 million to fix four million potholes across England. This funding builds on the £2.7 billion of highways maintenance funding, already committed between tax years 2022-25.
New analysis shows Conservative-run councils repaired three times as many potholes on average as Labour-run councils did in the last year. This funding will ensure councils can continue to deliver this quality service for drivers across the country.
Commenting, Robin said:
“People in Worcester should be able to get to work and to see friends and family without fear of damaging their vehicles due to poor quality roads.
“That is why I am delighted the Conservative Government is investing £3,331,200 across Worcestershire to fix 66,624 potholes. Although this money will be allocated by the county council, I know that my constituents drive across the county, and I will work with them to ensure the city receives its fair share.
“This funding will not only improve the quality of people’s journey but will also make our roads safer for everyone who uses them.”
Commenting, Transport Secretary Mark Harper said:
“Potholes are a blight on Britain’s roads.
This latest round of funding shows we are committed to supporting all road users – from motorists to cyclists and bus passengers – and making journeys smoother and safer for all.”