Mark Lancaster MP

17 JAN 2017

Funding for MK's Road Network

MK Council stands to receive a total of £5.9 million for local highways maintenance in 2017/18.

MK will receive £1,346,000 extra on top of the £4,554,000 that it was to receive in 2017/18 for highway maintenance.

Of the additional funding, £280,000 will be dedicated to pothole repairs and the remaining £1,067,000 will come from the National Productivity Investment Fund, focusing on efforts to reduce congestion at key locations and improve access to employment and housing.

The Department for Transport recently announced additional funding that will be made available for the improvement of the county's road network, which is used by 95% of people every day.

Transport infrastructure is key to MK's economic growth. I'm pleased the Government has recognised our calls for increased funding for our local road network, and I'm certain that the 30% increase in funding will go some way to reducing congestion, upgrading local roads and improving accessibility in the MK area.

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