Government money to repair Oxfordshire’s roads

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Oxfordshire is to receive just over £3million from the Department of Transport – enough to repair 58,000 potholes.

Oxon County Council will receive £3,106,730 from a dedicated Pothole Repair Fund pot of £168 million, although local authorities may choose to spend money on other road maintenance.

As a condition of receiving the money local authorities are required to publish monthly progress updates on how many potholes have been repaired.

All repair works using the funds have to be completed by the end of March 2015.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Potholes are the bane of all our lives and the funding announced today is an important step in ridding our roads of this menace.

“But it is only one part of a massive programme of investment to get our country up to speed as part of this Government’s long term economic plan.

“By building, repairing and renewing our key infrastructure we will ensure the future growth and prosperity of this county.”