New funds mean about 28,000 potholes could be filled in Sussex

New funds from the Government mean nearly 28,000 potholes could be filled across Sussex.

Wealden MP Nus Ghani has welcomed an announcement that nearly £50 million will be made available to councils over the next months with nearly £1½ million of this coming to Sussex.

Ms Ghani said in a press release that the funding was made available as part of the Government’s £250 million Pothole Action Fund, included in last month’s budget, which will see more than four million potholes fixed by 2020/21.

Roads

Ms Ghani said: “I spend a lot of my time talking about railways and flight paths, but every journey in Wealden begins and ends on our roads.

“The state of our roads is often raised with me by local residents and remains a great source of frustration for drivers, as well as a cause of often fatal accidents.

“Constituents describe roads which are ‘unsafe for vehicular and pedestrian use with debris from potholes strewn across the roads’.

Infrastructure

“I’m therefore glad that the Government is investing both nationally and locally to improve the standard of our roads. It shows that we are delivering on our commitment to invest in infrastructure to attract businesses and help people in Wealden get on with their lives as easily and safely as possible.”

Potholes have been the subject of debate on the Uckfield News website recently. See: Pictures illustrate potholes hazard for Uckfield cyclists and Pothole total nothing to shout about, says Observer

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