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New funding brings North Yorkshire roads investment to £50 million

A new round of funding has been set aside to repair roads across North Yorkshire.

Repairing potholes is high on the council's agenda Credit: Press Association

Following a £24 million government grant and an additional £10 million pledged last month for pothole repair, a further £15 million is being spent on essential road repairs in the county.

The County Council say around half of the most recent allocation comes from the Department for Transport, with the remainder being invested by the council.

They say the extra funding should secure a programme of highway maintenance through to 2021.

This year a total of £50 million has been set aside for the county's roads.

North Yorkshire is the biggest county in size with a largely rural and dispersed population. For that reason maintaining our road network is vital if we are to support our businesses, attract inward investment and contribute to good quality of life for our residents.

– Cllr John Weighell, Leader of the Council