Rachel has welcomed the announcement £6.7million will be injected into Worcestershire’s highways maintenance fund to improve the county’s roads.
In last month’s Budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed £420million of new money would be made available for local highways maintenance. This is the biggest ever single cash injection to improve England’s roads.
It has since been announced that Worcestershire County Council is set to receive £6.7million from this cash injection.
This funding boost will help the County to repair potholes, keep local bridges and structures open and safe, and help with other minor highways works that may be needed.
The £420million announced in last month’s Budget represents a significant boost in road maintenance and is on top of £950million the Government has provided to councils this year for local highways maintenance.
Rachel said: “Potholes and road maintenance always rank high on my constituent’s list of concerns. I’m glad the Government has acknowledged this and is investing £6.7million in Worcestershire alone so we can maintain and improve our roads to the high standards residents rightly expect and deserve.
“Driving around the constituency as I do every week there are clearly areas where this investment is needed. I would encourage my constituents to report potholes they come across on the County Council’s website by visiting www.worcestershire.gov.uk and searching for ‘report a pothole.”