Funding to fix up to 140,000 potholes in the West of England
The West of England Combined Authority has been allocated £7m by the Department for Transport (DfT) to fix potholes across the West of England.
The funding will go to Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils to repair potholes and fix other road maintenance issues across the region.
£2.19m for Bath and North East Somerset Council
£2.1m for Bristol City Council
£2.82m for South Gloucestershire Council
It is the second of 5 instalments from the government’s £2.5 billion Potholes Fund. With the average pothole costing around £50 to fill in, the funding will mean that the equivalent of approximately 140,000 potholes can be fixed in the region.
The West of England Combined Authority, as regional transport authority, brings partners together to improve transport across the region, to provide sustainable, long-term solutions to help people move around the region more easily, to reduce congestion and improve the environment.