Extra £6m to fix Lincolnshire roads

The Department for Transport has given Lincolnshire County Council an additional £6.45 million to be spent over the next two years on renewing and repairing roads across the county.

This funding can be used for improvements such as road resurfacing, maintenance to bridges or repairing damage caused by severe weather, such as the recent heavy rain.

East Midlands received a £22.5 million slide of a £333 million fund announced in the Autumn Statement.

Councillor William Webb, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “Lincolnshire faces particular challenges for highways maintenance because of its size and rurality, so any additional funding is always welcome.

“We’ll ensure that this money is put to good use, and will do all we can to keep the county’s roads in the best possible condition with the cash that’s available.

“Getting the best out our roads will also help boost the county economy, meaning this money will benefit everyone, not just motorists.”

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin explained: “This funding can be spent on measures to bring smoother, safer and more reliable journeys to the travelling public whether they are commuting to work or taking the children to school.”