Conservative Spokesman for Barrow & Furness, Simon Fell, has welcomed the over £12million in funding to improve the condition of roads across Cumbria.
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced at the Budget that a £420 million fund will be created to tackle potholes and other roadworks. Barrow Borough Council, South Lakes District Council and Cumbria Council will all benefit from receiving £12,004,000 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, Simon Fell said:
‘I am delighted that Cumbria will be receiving this funding boost to improve roads, helping hardworking people in Barrow and Furness.
‘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.’