Roads cash boost welcomed

A MAJOR cash injection for Northumberland’s road network has been welcomed.

The county council is set to receive an extra £3.9million in Government funding to maintain the surfaces and support its programme of pre-emptive preparation works in order to reduce the risks of flooding and protect vulnerable road sections in extreme winter conditions.

The additional investment is part of a £333million pot for road maintenance which was announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Details of how the money will be allocated to local authorities have now been published, with North East local authorities set to receive almost £12 million in total.


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