Karl McCartney MP welcomes cash for Lincolnshire to fill potholes

Karl McCartney, Member of Parliament for the City of Lincoln, has welcomed new dedicated funding from the Government to fill nearly one million potholes across the UK, including £1.8 million to fill over 34,000 potholes across the County.

Local motorists will benefit from the dedicated funding after the Government announced that nearly £50 million will be made available to local councils over the next 12 months. The funding has been made available to councils as part of the Government’s £250 million Pothole Action Fund included in last month’s budget, which will see over four million potholes fixed by 2020/21, and is part of the Government’s plan to invest in infrastructure to secure a better future for our economy.

Karl McCartney, Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, said: “The state of our roads is consistently raised with me by local residents and remains a great source of frustration for drivers across the City and the whole County.

“This new funding is welcome news for everyone who relies on decent roads to get arounds – families, workers, businesses and tourists. I have been campaigning for a long time for greater investment in road repairs in the County and I am certain Lincolnshire County Council will make full use of the funding available.

“I am glad that the Government is investing both nationally and locally to improve the standard of our local roads. It shows that we are delivering on our commitment to invest in infrastructure to attract businesses and secure Britain’s future."

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For further information, please contact Karl McCartney JP MP at karl.mccartney.mp@parliament.uk / 020 7219 7221.