Suffolk set to benefit from multi-million pound national government funding boost aimed at addressing pothole and road issues
Suffolk’s roads are set to benefit from a national boost, with almost £7m in additional funds earmarked for repairs and maintenance.
Today, Transport Secretary Mark Harper unveiled an £8.3 billion package for British roads.
This includes £3.4m each year for Suffolk up to 2025 – totalling almost £7m over two years.
In all, Suffolk roads will benefit from £107.6m in investment from national government up to 2034.
The East of England region will receive an injection of £609m over the next decade, with various local authorities claiming from this regional pool.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “For too long, politicians have shied away from taking the right long-term decisions to make life easier for hardworking families – tackling the scourge of potholes being a prime example.
“Well-maintained road surfaces could save drivers up to £440 each in expensive vehicle repairs, helping motorists keep more of the cash in their pocket.
“This unprecedented £8.3 billion investment will pave the road for better and safer journeys for millions of people across the country and put an end to the blight of nuisance potholes.”
An AA survey of drivers in the East of England region found that 96 per cent saw pothole repairs and road maintenance as a priority.