Burton and Uttoxeter’s MP, Andrew Griffiths, has welcomed the Government’s announcement of £3 billion pounds worth of investment on improving roads in a boost for motorists across the UK.
Last week the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP outlined the details of road improvements announced as part of the Autumn Statement, including:
- £925 million to tackle congestion and provide upgrades on local roads
- £175 million to improve the 50 most dangerous roads in the country
- £7.6 million to fix potholes across the West Midlands
- £220 million for Highways England to combat congestion
The Government is allocating £1,582,000 million to Staffordshire to fix around 29,800 potholes across the county in 2017/18 as well as taking action to stop them forming in the first place.
Andrew said: “This investment is great news for families as well as businesses in and around Burton and Uttoxeter who rely on our roads to get around. These schemes are focused on relieving congestion and providing important upgrades to ensure our roads are fit for the future – helping people get from A to B quickly and safely.
“The funding to fix potholes in our area will also be welcome news for local motorists, many of whom express their frustration to me about our roads. Along with my continuing work to highlight the issues of the A38 and the A50 with the Government, these measures will lead to a massive improvement to our roads and I am now calling on Staffordshire County Council to make full use of their funding allocation locally.”