Graham welcomes cash to tackle pothole problem
Local MP, Graham Stuart, has welcomed a major boost for road users after the Transport Secretary announced a multi-million pound scheme to repair potholes on Britain’s roads. As part of the package, the East Riding will see more than £1.2 million invested to fix dangerous potholes and improve road surfaces, which have suffered during the recent spells of wintry weather.
This money comes on top of the £75 million Government funding already given this year to local councils through the Pothole Action Fund, as well as the additional £46 million boost for highways authorities announced in December 2017.
Graham has been a strong voice calling for improved investment in transport infrastructure across Beverley and Holderness. The local MP has mounted a campaign to secure funding for transforming the dangerous Jock’s Lodge road junction to the south of the Beverley, and has made high-level representations to the Transport Secretary and Northern Powerhouse Minister to this effect.
Graham has also supported local initiatives to improve road safety, including the efforts of Burstwick Community Primary School and local councillors to secure new speed-restricting digital signs outside the entrance to the school.
Following the announcement of the additional pothole funding, Graham said: “I want to see a safe, reliable road network across Beverley and Holderness. Local commuters, businesses and cyclists rely on our roads on a daily basis, and the extent of potholes and cracked road surfaces is a major problem.
“The confirmation of more than £1 million extra being given to the East Riding Council specifically to tackle this issue, on top of the major investments already announced by the Department for Transport, is terrific news for my constituents and is badly needed following a spate of wintry weather that has left many local roads in a poor state of repair.”
March 29th, 2018