Friday, 4 August 2017

Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund- funding for Northumberland's roads

This week it was announced that Northumberland County Council has secured £5 million in funding from the government’s national Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund. The Council made a successful bid for a share of the funding, and the money, along with a further £1.5 million from the County Council itself, will be used to improve 24km of highway along three key routes in the more rural areas of Northumberland. Northumberland County Council also explained that they have chosen crucial routes for industry, tourism and residents to be improved through strengthening, resurfacing of potholes and drainage work. I know that the state of our roads is one of the most important issues for many constituents and so I welcome this announcement which will make a huge difference to Northumberland’s residents.