Highway maintenance cuts in Lincolnshire raised with Boris Johnson

Large cuts to Lincolnshire’s highways budget were raised with Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday, during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons.

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney spoke to raise the fact that maintenance money was cut by more than £12m.

In July, Lincolnshire County Council warned that our area’s crumbling roads could get worse if these cuts are not reversed, reports the Rutland & Stamford Mercury.

Mr McCartney said: “What is less than marvellous for my constituents is the levelling down of Lincolnshire’s highway maintenance grant by 25% on 2019 to 2020 levels.

“Can my right honourable friend use his influence to cause the treasury and DfT to revisit this unfortunate decision?

“Restoring this grant back to 2019/2020 levels is imperative to the safety of my constituents, whether in vehicles, cycling or walking as I would hope my right honourable friend would agree.”

In response, Boris Johnson said: “I’m sure that my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for transport will have listened very carefully to what he had to say.”

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