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£20m boost for region's roads

Councils in Yorkshire and Humber can plan how to spend their share of an £20.8 million fund for local road maintenance after funding allocations were published today by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

The £20.8 million is part of a £333 million fund announced in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement for essential maintenance to renew, repair and extend the life of roads in England.

This highways maintenance funding could be used for improvements such as road resurfacing, maintenance to bridges or repairing damage to highway infrastructure caused by severe weather events, such as the recent flooding.

This extra money will support economic growth and development by helping local authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber to get the best out of their local road networks, This funding can be spent on measures to bring smoother, safer and more reliable journeys to the travelling public whether they are commuting to work or taking the children to school."I

– Patrick McLoughlin MP, Transport Secretary