The North East and North Yorkshire will receive over £6.2 million from the Government to tackle potholes in the years 2017 to 2018.
Local highway authorities have been given designated funding from the Department for Transport to tackle over 120,000 potholes in the region. Over £3.9 million has been allocated to the North East and over £2.3 million to North Yorkshire.
Local Highway Authority Pothole Fund allocation 2017/18:
County Durham - £931,000 to tackle 17,600 potholes
Darlington - £133,000 to tackle 2,500 potholes
Hartlepool - £98,000 to tackle 1,900 potholes
Middlesbrough - £106,000 to tackle 2,000 potholes
Northumberland - £1,328,000 to tackle 25,100 potholes
Redcar and Cleveland - £177,000 to tackle 3,300 potholes
Stockton-on-Tees - £194,000 to tackle 3,700 potholes
Gateshead - £201,000 to tackle 3,800 potholes
Newcastle upon Tyne - £213,000 to tackle 4,000 potholes
North Tyneside - £191,000 to tackle 3,600 potholes
South Tyneside - £132,000 to tackle 2,500 potholes
Sunderland - £260,000 to tackle 4,900
North Yorkshire - £2,358,000 to tackle 44,500
Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland, has welcomed the announcement and said she hopes rural roads will be prioritised. Northumberland is the biggest recipient of the fund in the north east.
Mrs Trevelyan said: