New funding to tackle potholes in Sefton

Blundellsands Ward campaigner Martyn Barber welcomes new £1.3m funding to tackle potholes in Sefton.

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced at the Budget that a £420 million fund will be created to tackle potholes and other roadworks. Sefton will receive nearly £1.3m to repair potholes, keep local bridges and structures open and safe, and help with other highways works that may be needed.

The Budget also announced the biggest ever single cash injection to improve England’s roads, meaning that people can get to and from home and work quicker, boosting the local economy and improving air quality.

Commenting, Martyn Barber said: ‘I am delighted that Sefton MBC will be receiving this funding boost to improve roads, helping hardworking people across our Borough.

‘This additional new funding represents a significant boost in road maintenance and is on top of £950 million we are already providing to councils across the country this year for local highways maintenance.’