Yorkshire region one of the winners in latest round of roads funding

North and East Yorkshire as well as York City Council have been winners in the latest round of maintenance funding.

According to the Department for Transport (DfT), the City of York Council was getting £5.592million, North Yorkshire County Council £52.623 million and East Riding of Yorkshire Council £20.295 million.

The funding package will target around 1.3 million potholes across Yorkshire and the Humber and also other smaller improvements completed to upgrade local networks, such as enhancing road safety at key locations, the installation of priority bus lanes and the creation of projects to help lock in improvements in air quality experienced during lockdown.

North Yorkshire County Council said it would be able to carry out its biggest ever programme of highway maintenance works, thanks in part to the millions of pounds in additional funding. It said it was receiving some £3.9million in extra money compared to the amount the council had expected to receive and more than 500 individual schemes would delivered, including patching projects, surface dressing and resurfacing.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said it had already prepared a programme of planned road maintenance and the additional funding would allow it to extend this, as well as continuing with much-needed improvements to prevent potholes.

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