Council gets windfall to repair more than 3,000 potholes in roads
The government has granted Â£168,000 to Milton Keynes council specifically to repair potholes.
The windfall will pay for exactly 3,170 potholes to be filled.
Milton Keynes was one of a list of local authorities to receive cash this week from the Department for Transport’s Pothole Action Fund.
In total £50 million was granted across the country to repair almost a million potholes over the next 12 months.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “I know how important well-maintained roads are to people across the South East.”
He added: “ Almost every journey starts and ends on a local road, so the government is giving councils in the South East £8.3 million specifically to tackle the blight of potholes in their area”
More money is due to be given to local authorities to tackle more potholes over the next five years.
Funding is calculated according to the size of the local road network in the area.