Mark Menzies MP welcomes £1.7m fund to fill 23,000 Lancashire potholes

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed news that more than 23,000 potholes will be filled in Lancashire thanks to a new fund issued by the Government.
Fylde road users will benefit from a dedicated £1.7m pothole fund, which will keep the country moving and build a country that works for everyone.
This cash is part of a £1.2bn fund for local road that the Conservative Government is allocating to councils to repair and rebuild our transport links.
This funding will improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times includes money from the new National Productivity Investment Fund, announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement and the Pothole Action Fund.
It also includes £75m which councils can bid for to repair and maintain local infrastructure such as bridges, street lighting and rural roads.
Fylde motorists will benefit from the dedicated funding after the Government announced that nearly £50m of funding will be made available to local councils over the next 12 months.
This is part of a wider package totalling £9m across the north west.
The government has also published further information about what the funding will be spent on – the latest step in the economic plan to stimulate the economy and build a country that works for everyone.
Mr Menzies said: “The state of our roads is consistently raised with me by local residents and remains a great source of frustration for drivers.
“This funding is welcome news for families and businesses in Fylde who rely on our roads to get around. It builds on the £1.2m we got last year and is the latest step in our plan to build a country that works for everyone.
“Today’s announcement shows that we are delivering on our commitment to invest in infrastructure to attract businesses and secure a better future for local businesses.”

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