Government cash for road repairs is welcomed

November 28 2018

Roads in the Thornbury area are more likely to be repaired thanks to £7 million in government funding for highway maintenance in South Gloucestershire.

It includes over £2 million from the £420 million of extra funding that was promised by the Chancellor in his autumn budget. 

Cllr Colin Hunt, Cabinet Member for Planning, Transport and Strategic Environment, said: “Maintaining and improving our streets is one of the Administration’s key priorities and so we are delighted to have received this additional funding in the Budget. We will be working hard to ensure it is put to good use.”

Between 1,000 and 1,2350 potholes are repaired by the local authority every month. 

Colin Hunt said: “The effects of the extreme weather we have endured over the past winter and summer have taken their toll and we have been very active in recent months to ensure our roads are fit for use.”