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Government funding to boost pothole repairs

£2.28million is set to be invested into fixing potholes in Nottinghamshire.

The funding has been awarded to Nottinghamshire County Council as part of the Government’s £2.5billion Pothole Fund and joins the overall allocation of £22.57million for local road maintenance.

This allocation from the Department for Transport (DfT) is the second instalment from the fund and is a key part of our highway’s capital spending programme, which was approved by the Communities and Place Committee in January.  

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, said: “We welcome this investment from the Department of Transport.

“We know that potholes are a large concern for our communities, and so over the last three years, we have invested an extra £24million of highways funding to deliver urgent repairs across Nottinghamshire.

“We are committed to keeping the 2,734 miles of road across the county in the safest condition possible to ensure that Nottinghamshire is a great place to live, travel through, visit and start your business.

“It is important to remember that this extra funding will not solve all of the county’s road issues, but we will continue to work closely with Via East Midlands to deliver repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible.

“Our highways inspection team do an excellent job carrying our regular inspections of all roads across Nottinghamshire, but we also rely on our communities to report any road defects to us.

I’d like to thank people who have done this and encourage others to do the same using the MyNotts app or our website www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/highways-hub.”

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