Government funding to fix and improve local roads praised by Craig Tracey MP

Member of Parliament Craig Tracey has welcomed news that local road-users will benefit from a dedicated £1 million pothole fund in Warwickshire. 

This cash is part of a £1.2 billion fund for local road that the Conservative Government is allocating to councils to repair and rebuild our transport links.  

Craig, who represents North Warwickshire and Bedworth in Parliament said:

“This is positive news for local families and businesses and I welcome the Governments investment in our road network in Warwickshire. It builds on the £832,000 we received last year and is the latest step in our plan to build a country that works for everyone.  

“Investing in road infrastructure is important on many levels – for being sustainable, providing support for local motorists and businesses and to improve productivity and boost our economy.”

This funding is aimed at improving roads, cutting congestion and reducing journey times. Much of the funding is from the new National Productivity Investment Fund, announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement and the Pothole Action Fund. It also includes £75 million which councils can bid for to repair and maintain local infrastructure such as bridges, street lighting and rural roads.   

Local motorists will benefit from the dedicated funding after the Government announced that nearly £50 million of funding will be made available to local councils over the next 12 months.