Funding boost could help rid county roads of potholes

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Lincolnshire County Council has received nearly £6.5m in additional funding from the Department of Transport for essential road maintenance across the county.

The £6.451m in funding can be spent over the next two years on renewing, repairing and extending the life of roads across the county.

This funding can be used for improvements such as road resurfacing, maintenance to bridges or repairing damage caused by severe weather, such as the recent heavy rain.

Councillor William Webb, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “We’re delighted the Government has made this significant amount of additional funding available, especially given the difficult financial climate.

“Lincolnshire faces particular challenges for highways maintenance because of its size and rurality, so any additional funding is always welcome.

“We’ll ensure that this money is put to good use, and will do all we can to keep the county’s roads in the best possible condition with the cash that’s available.

“Getting the best out our roads will also help boost the county economy, meaning this money will benefit everyone, not just motorists.”

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