Money shared out for Midlands potholes

Councils in the Midlands are set to benefit from more than £10m to help repair potholes across the region.

The funding has been made available as part of the £250 million Pothole Action Fund included in last month's Budget, which aims to fix over four million potholes by 2020/21.

13 councils in the West Midlands will receive a share of £5.7 million, helping to remove around 108,000 potholes from local roads during this financial year.

Nine councils in the East Midlands will receive £5.6 million pounds to repair more than a hundred thousand potholes.

Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin said:

"I know how important well-maintained roads are to people across the West Midlands.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin