Hundreds of thousands of region's potholes to be filled

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The government today outlined plans to help fill more than 3 million potholes as part of a massive investment in the country's local and major roads.

Councils across England have been allocated £168 million of funding from a dedicated Pothole Repair Fund. As a condition of receiving the money local authorities are required to publish monthly progress updates on how many potholes have been repaired.

Lincolnshire is getting a significant share of the fund - £5,429,664, as is North Yorkshire, which is getting £5,176,164. The government believes that is enough to fill around 100 thousand potholes in each of the two counties.

To see how much your local authority has been allocated and how many potholes that is estimated to fill, click here.

Potholes are the bane of all our lives and the funding announced today is an important step in ridding our roads of this menace. But it is only one part of a massive programme of investment to get our country up to speed as part of this Government's long term economic plan. By building, repairing and renewing our key infrastructure we will ensure the future growth and prosperity of this county.

– Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin