New Government cash to help maintain county roads

More will be invested in Buckinghamshire’s roads, thanks to an extra £4.6 million from the Government.

It’s part of an additional £420 million announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond in last month’s Budget.

The grant, to be used to repair potholes, road defects, bridges, and the local highways infrastructure generally, must be spent by March next year.

Mark Shaw, Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said: “The extra money for road repairs is very welcome, and we’ll be deciding in due course how and where it will be invested.

“We’ve worked extremely hard to maintain our roads, and this year we’ve invested around £25 million to improve them.”