Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch, has welcomed £8.3 million in funding for Worcestershire to fix the potholes which blight road users.

Yesterday (February 15th), Councils across England were allocated their share of £500 million for highways maintenance.

It is the second of 5 equal instalments from the £2.5 billion Potholes Fund, providing £500 million a year between 2020/21 and 2024/25, announced by the Chancellor in the 2020 Budget.

Worcestershire County Council has been allocated £8,328,000 this year – ensuring potholes and other road maintenance issues across the county are fixed.

The Government is committed to supporting motorists. Through it’s Road Investment Strategy 2, the Government is investing £27 billion in the biggest ever roads programme – with £10 billion of the record-breaking sum specifically for road maintenance, operations, and renewals.

In welcoming the funding for Worcestershire, Rachel said:

Potholes are not only nuisance, but they can be a danger to drivers and cyclists, as well as causing damage to thousands of vehicles every year.

“This funding will ensure Worcestershire County Council can make sure our roads in Redditch are both safer and easier to drive and cycle on, as well as reducing the risk of damage to vehicles for road users.

Following this funding, Rachel is also encouraging local residents to report potholes to the County Council.

“Whenever you spot a pothole please do report it to the County Council, that way we can ensure our roads safe and up to the high standards residents rightly deserve. To report a pothole visit: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20449/keeping_you_informed_about_highways/1504/report_a_pothole.”