Gloucestershire County Council has been awarded almost £4 million by the Government to help with the ongoing highway maintenance challenges caused by some of the coldest and wettest periods of weather we’ve seen for over 100 years.
As part of the Government’s 2023/24 budget, an additional £200 million will be provided for highways maintenance across the country.
Gloucestershire has been awarded £3,958,400 of this funding.
The money, which must be used for highways maintenance, will be spent to improve roads in the county.
This will include expanding the number of roads that we can resurface this coming year and carrying out some more reactive patching of some of the roads that have been hardest hit by the inclement weather.
The Government funding will be in addition to the £100 million that the council has already committed to improving the county’s roads.
Since April 2022, the council’s highways teams have repaired over 39,000 defects on the roads.
Cllr Dom Morris, cabinet member responsible for highways at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “This additional funding from the Government is great news for our roads and I welcome it.
“This money will help us get after the potholes caused by the bad weather and achieve the ambitions for our highway network by continuing with the high levels of investment that we have already made, to ensure we keep improving our roads in Gloucestershire.”