I hugely welcome Hampshire’s £2,956,522 share of the £97.5 million pothole/flood resilience funding announced today to repair roads after this winter’s damage.
The nearly £100 million fund from the Department for Transport is on top of the £75 million in government funding already given to councils around the country from the Pothole Action Fund this year — £2,123,000 for Hampshire— and the £46 million boost for highways authorities announced just before Christmas.
The fund is also on top of Hampshire’s highways maintenance funding allocation, which was £23.8 million in 2017/18 and will be £21.6 million in 2018/19.
This winter has been particularly damaging for roads across Hampshire. This £3 million investment will be crucial in ensuring that our roads are back in a safe condition for drivers and passengers.