The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued over £240,000 to City of Wolverhampton Council to help tackle potholes and make way for smoother journeys across the city.

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The funding follows the Government's announcement today (26 March) declaring its commitment to invest an extra £100 million to help councils repair and protect roads from future severe weather.

City of Wolverhampton Council has been allocated £241,180 to repair potholes across the city.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: "As a council, we have a key responsibility to keep the city safe and moving. Potholes are a continuing problem at the best of times but the very wet and freezing conditions we have experienced this Winter has caused a lot of damage to our roads. 

"DEFRA have recognised this and we are grateful for the additional money announced today.  It is vital that we focus this on dealing with the many potholes that have been reported to us.

"The extra money will supplement the millions of pounds we spend maintaining City of Wolverhampton's 450 miles of roads each year."

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: "People rely on good roads to get to work and to see friends or family.

"We have seen an unusually prolonged spell of freezing weather which has caused damage to our local roads.

"We are giving councils even more funding to help repair their roads so all road users can enjoy their journeys without having to dodge potholes."

To read today's Government funding announcement visit Type=links;Linkid=10246;Title=GOV.UK;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Monday 26 March, 2018