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2020 Budget To Include £2.5bn To Fix 50 Million Potholes Over Next Five Years

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce a £2.5bn drive to fix 50 million potholes over the next five years in today’s budget.

This announcement to tackle potholes will attempt to make good on the government’s promise to “level up” the country, with repairs taking place in the South West, East and North West of England.

Urgent improvement to roads up and down the country is required to counteract the effect that potholes are having upon motorists. Research has found 90% of insurance claims submitted are related to pothole damage.

Sunak said: "We can't level up Britain and spread opportunity if we are spending our journeys dodging potholes and forking out for the damage they cause."

"It's vital we keep roads in good condition. That's why we are going to eradicate the scourge of potholes in every part of the country."

The Local Government Association’s transport spokesman Councillor David Renard said: “We are pleased the Chancellor has listened to and acted on our calls for significantly more funding to fill and repair potholes. ‘Fixing our roads is a top priority for councils, who fix a pothole every 17 seconds.

“To help councils go further to maintain our roads, they need devolved infrastructure and public transport budgets – ensuring a funding allocation in advance for five years, which would enable them to deliver infrastructure improvements that allow people to move around in less carbon intensive and more sustainable ways.’

In addition to budget assigned for pothole repairs, Sunak plans to make funding available for local authorities to take preventative measures to prevent potholes from appearing. These plans all form part of the government’s pledge to provide hundreds of billions of pounds to improve road, rail and other infrastructure projects.

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