An announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, confirming that £70 million will be allocated from the Pothole Action Fund to local highway authorities in 2017/18, has been welcomed by Polegate’s MP.
Of this fund, £846,000 has been allocated to the East Sussex Local Highway Authority, with the East Sussex Local Highway Authority aiming to fill-in approximately 16,000 potholes.
Welcoming the boost in funding towards tackling potholes, Maria Caulfield said, “I am pleased that the Transport Secretary has announced additional funding towards road infrastructure. The roads of rural constituencies like mine are too often overlooked and this is not acceptable.
“As well as being extremely unattractive, potholes pose a real danger to road safety and therefore must be addressed.
“I am confident in the East Sussex Local Highway Authority’s ability to use these funds to make our roads safer, and will work with them to ensure that the needs across my constituency are met.”