Karl welcomes funds to fix potholes in Lincoln

Karl McCartney JP MP, the Member of Parliament for the City of Lincoln, has welcomed news that local road-users will benefit from a dedicated £2,482,000 pothole fund for Lincolnshire, which will keep the County moving. 

This cash is part of a £1.2 billion fund for local roads that the Conservative Government is allocating to councils up and down the Country to repair and rebuild our transport links. 

 This funding will improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times and includes money from the new National Productivity Investment Fund, announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement and the Pothole Action Fund. It also includes £75 million which councils can bid for to repair and maintain local infrastructure such as bridges, street lighting and rural roads.  

Local motorists will benefit from the dedicated funding after the Government announced that nearly £50 million of funding will be made available to local councils over the next 12 months.  This is part of a wider package totalling £8,089,000 across the whole of the East Midlands. 

The Government has also published further information about what the funding will be spent on - the latest step in our economic plan to stimulate the economy and build a Country that works for everyone. 

Karl McCartney JP MP, Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, said: “The state of our roads is consistently raised with me by local residents and businesses in Lincoln, and potholes especially remains a great source of frustration for drivers. 

“This funding is welcome news for families and businesses in Lincoln and Lincolnshire who rely on our roads to move themselves and goods around.  It builds on the £1,804,000 we received last year and is the latest step in our plan to build a Country that works for everyone. 

“Today’s announcement shows that we, as a Conservative Government, are delivering on our commitment to invest in infrastructure to attract businesses and secure a better economic future for my constituents and local businesses in our City and County.”

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

 

Notes

  • To see how many potholes will be filled in your postcode, go to postcode checker.
  • To see an interactive map of how many potholes are going to be filled in 2016/17 in your local authority area, check themap.