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Government pledges greater investment in local roads

25 March 2015 #CV Sector #Logistics #News #Top Stories

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced that councils across England will receive a share of £275 million for major local road maintenance.

The Challenge Fund will be used for one-off major infrastructure schemes by local authorities to improve life for businesses and residents.

“Good quality local roads are essential and today’s announcement will provide extra capacity where it is needed most,” said Patrick McLoughlin. “This is part of our long-term economic plan to improve journeys, create jobs and drive economic growth.”

The 31 schemes awarded funding across 28 local authorities include safety repairs, bridge renewal, carriageway and drainage improvements, and upgrading street lighting. The funding was awarded following a bidding process from local authorities and the winners put forward the strongest case.

Details of the schemes are available here.

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