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Councils across England will receive a share of £275 million for major local roads maintenance, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today (Tuesday 24 March 2015).
The Challenge Fund will be used for one-off major infrastructure schemes by local authorities to improve life for local residents and businesses.
Patrick McLoughlin said:
Good quality local roads are essential for people to get on with their daily business and today’s announcement will provide extra capacity where it is needed most. This government has put record funding in place for local roads as part of our long-term economic plan to improve journeys, create jobs and drive economic growth.
The 31 schemes being awarded funding today across the 28 local authorities include safety repairs, bridge renewal, carriageway and drainage improvements, as well as upgrading street lighting in a number of areas to bring them in line with modern standards.