Monday, 18 December 2017

£3.1m to repair county’s potholes

OXFORDSHIRE County Council has been given £3.1 million to fix potholes.

The highways authority successfully applied for the grant from the Government’s new £168 million pothole fund.

It was not allowed to request a specific amount but had to explain what it was already doing to tackle the problem. The council is now deciding how to spend the money in line with rules set by the Department for Transport.

A spokesman said: “The size of the allocation we received would seem to reflect the Government’s confidence in the county council to invest it wisely.”

Cllr David Nimmo Smith, cabinet member for transport, said: “People expect our roads to be at motorway standard but achieving that would cost all £168 million in Oxfordshire alone.

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