- The Conservative Government is investing a further £200 million to fix four million potholes across the country, improving road standards for drivers across Cumberland.
- This funding builds on new figures that show Conservative-run councils repaired three times as many potholes on average as Labour councils did in the last year.
- The £200 million funding is in addition to the £2.7 billion investment already committed to improve local roads for millions of drivers across the country.
John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle, has welcomed £3,0005,600 to fix 60,000 plus potholes across Cumberland to improve 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, John said:
“People across Cumberland 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 £3,005,600 across Cumberland to fix over 60,000 potholes.
“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 safer for all.”