Government announces £168m pothole fund

The government has today announced plans to help fill more than three million potholes.

It is part of an investment into local and major roads. Councils across England have been allocated £168 million of funding for pothole repairs.

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Government announces £168m pothole filling fund

Potholes can cost motorists hundreds of pounds in car repairs and damages Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The government has announced plans to help fill more than three million potholes.

It is part of an investment into local and major roads. Councils across England have been allocated £168 million of funding for pothole repairs.

Local authorities will have to publish monthly progress reports on how many potholes are being repaired.

Figures released in April from the 19th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey suggested it would cost £167 million to fill the backlog of potholes just across the Midlands.

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