Michael Tomlinson has welcomed the announcement of £3,063,119 of new funding in Dorset to tackle potholes.
In total £8,937,430 of additional funding for Dorset has been announced for this year, on top of the annual roads maintenance budget.
Over three million potholes will be filled in across England with funding from the £168 million Pothole Fund, announced in the 2014 Budget. This is part of more than £24 billion which will be spent on England’s roads between 2010 and 2021 – the biggest investment in our roads since the 1970s.
Michael Tomlinson, who is pictured on the roadside with Graeme Smith, Chairman of Colehill Parish Council, commented:
“This is great news for everybody who uses the roads in Dorset.
“We all know the problems that potholes have been causing, especially given the bad winter. £3,063,119 of new funding will go a long way to dealing with the menace of potholes and ridding them from our roads.
“Investing in Britain’s roads and infrastructure is a key part of our long-term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain – and this is just one part of that. By fixing Britain’s roads the Conservatives are supporting local businesses, and making life that bit easier for the hardworking people in Mid Dorset and North Poole who rely on them to get around.
If you live in Mid Dorset and North Poole and would like to report a stretch of road or an individual pothole, then please do get in touch with me.”