Across England, local highway authorities will receive £150 million this financial year, followed by a further £150 million for 2024/2025, with the rest of the funding allocated through to 2034.
Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation, said:
“Whatever your view on HS2 there won’t be many people who begrudge this significant amount of money being spent tackling potholes which have become a perennial problem. Hopefully this cash will start to reverse the dreadful state of local roads, which millions of drivers are only too well aware of.
“At the very least we need to make sure we arrest the decline of our roads which are a national asset and as important a system as the water, power and telecoms networks.”
Philip Gomm – Head of External Communications – RAC Foundation
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Notes to editors:
The RAC Foundation is a transport policy and research organisation that explores the economic, mobility, safety and environmental issues relating to roads and their users.
The Foundation publishes independent and authoritative research with which it promotes informed debate and advocates policy in the interest of the responsible motorist. All the Foundation’s work is available at: www.racfoundation.org