Extra £2million for roads to help end Vale potholes hell

Wet weather has damaged roads in the county
Wet weather has damaged roads in the county

The government has promised council chiefs £2.5million to help repair roads.

Buckinghamshire will receive the cash from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) £140 million road repair fund.

Bucks County Council put in a bid for the money, after the fund was announced earlier this month.

The government project is designed to make money available to highway authorities to help repair damage to roads caused by the recent storms and flooding.

To put in a successful bid, the council had to highlight which roads were in desperate need of repair following the recent severe weather.

However, chiefs have not yet announced which roads will benefit from the cash.

The authority could be in with another chance of getting much needed funding for roads too.

Details of a further £200 million was announced in the budget last week, to help repair road surfaces that have deteriorated over time.

Janet Blake, cabinet member for planning and transport at the council, said: ‘We always welcome extra government money to help us meet our residents’ top priorities.

“In this case repairing our roads after the severe weather.

“Every little bit helps.”