£3.5 million to deal with borough’s potholes

FRODSHAM councillor Lynn Riley has welcomed the news that £3.5 million of Government money is to be made available to Cheshire West and Chester Council to improve the condition of the borough’s roads.
Cllr Riley – leader of the Conservative Group on the council – said: “Government is clearly listening to local economies like ours.”
Chancellor Philip Hammond, announced in the Budget that a £420 million fund will be created to tackle potholes and other roadworks. Cheshire West and Chester will receive £3.5m to repair potholes, keep local bridges and structures open and safe, and help with other highways works that may be needed. Cheshire East gains £4.6m and Warrington £1.4m
Also announced in the Budget was 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.
The number of potholes in Frodsham’s roads has been a sore point with local drivers for some time.
Cllr Riley said: “I am delighted that Cheshire will be receiving this £9.5m funding boost to improve roads, keeping hardworking people and businesses moving. Government is clearly listening to local economies like ours.
“This additional new funding represents a significant boost in road maintenance and is on top of £900 million that the Government already provides to councils across the country this year for local highways maintenance.”

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