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Local authorities to spend extra £215M on road maintenance

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin today set out plans for the government £333M boost to road maintenance with £215M allocated to local authorities.

Chancellor George Osborne announced additional funds in the Autumn Statement with the remainder of the funds to be spent by the Highways Agency.

This maintenance funding could be used for improvements such as road resurfacing, maintenance to bridges or repairing damage to highway infrastructure caused by severe weather events, such as the recent flooding.

The £215M additional funding will be provided to local highway authorities including London. Local authorities will be granted £140M in 2013 to 2014, with the remaining £75M the following year.

“This extra money will support economic growth and development by helping local authorities to get the best out of their local road networks,” said McLoughlin.

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