Milton Keynes Council given £370,000 to tackle potholes

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The Government has given Milton Keynes Council £370,000 of additional funding to tackle the scourge of potholes in the area.

A one-off funding grant for local authorities has been issued to help repair damage to local road networks caused by the severe wet weather over the winter.

Milton Keynes Council have been allocated £371,011 which will be used to fund dedicated gangs to repair potholes and make repairs to the worst affected roads in the area.

A council spokesman said: “This additional funding means that the council can now undertake repairs or resurface sections of roads in residential areas.”

Last year the council ran a Pothole Blitz between April and May to repair damage left by the prolonged icy weather. This year they will be out fixing potholes from April over a six-week period. The ‘Pothole Patrols’ will target all reported potholes and any that they find during this period.

This years’ Pothole Blitz will be an supplementary period of repairs that will be in addition to the £50m the council is investing into the roads, redways and footpaths.