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Government cash to be used in bid to beat potholes

Wednesday, 4th March 2015.

Suffolk County Council have announced that £2.2million will be spent on substantial repairs to potholes in 80 sites in Suffolk.

This follows an allocation from the government of £2.944million through the Pothole Challenge Fund.

The Government announced £6billion to fix potholes and improve local roads across the country over the next six years.

The Government has already invested £1billion more on local roads maintenance than in the last Parliament. This further £6billion fund will mean they have committed £10billion to improvement and maintenance between 2010 and 2021, in an attempt to put an end to short term fixes and making sure roads are safe.

Haverhill's MP Matthew Hancock said: “It has been a priority of mine to get the problem of potholes sorted. I know they have been an ongoing nuisance to my constituents so I have been liaising with the council to help make our roads safer and easier to travel along by tackling potholes.

"It is fantastic news that Suffolk County Council has now committed to spending £2.2million on repairing sites around Suffolk thanks to our long term economic plan.

"This will help restore over 2,500 potholes as well as delay formation of further defects. I will follow this plan closely to ensure local residents can finally be rid of the nuisance of potholes.”

Haverhill Town Councillors were told in a report from count councillor Tony Brown last night that Mill Road, a Haverhill pothole blackspot, is to be resurfaced later this month.

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