Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced that English councils will be given access to a multibillion-pound fund to improve local roads. The fund was originally set up to improve motorways and A-roads, but local authorities will now have access to the funds to improve roads under their management.
Northumberland County Council have announced that each of the new Local Area Councils in the County will be invited to identify roads that are of particular concern to put forward for a share of this extra funding, with Councillors being able to nominate roads in their wards. This local knowledge will be crucial in identifying the roads most in need of repair.
Councils in all parts of the country will have access to the fund, with the new plans intended to create a more balanced economy across the country. It’s good news for Northumberland.