Rutland County Council gets £845,000 from the Department for Transport for highways maintenance including pothole repairs
Rutland has been allocated more than £800,000 funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to support highway maintenance programmes across the county.
More than £45million funding for roads has been made available to local authorities in the East Midlands as part of the latest budget.
The DfT announced on Monday that Rutland will receive £845,000 as part of the funding allocation – money that will help to pay for surface dressing, footway repairs, carriageway patching and resurfacing.
Coun Lucy Stephenson, portfolio holder for highways at Rutland County Council said: “Rutland’s 360-mile network of major roads and country lanes needs continual maintenance to prevent long-term deterioration. We’ve consistently invested money into our highway network over many years to make sure Rutland’s roads remain in good condition. As a result, they’re among the best in the region. The funding allocated to us by the Department for Transport will be put to good use to support existing maintenance and repair programmes.”
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