Councils are to share an extra £100 million to help them repair potholes and other storm damage, following this year’s big freeze.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says this money will help repair almost two million potholes across the UK, as well as help protect the roads from any future severe weather.
The money is on top of the £75 million already given to councils from the Government’s Pothole Action Fund this year, and the additional £46 million boost for highways authorities announced just before Christmas.
See our Pothole Claims guide for information about getting cash back if your vehicle is damaged.
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Pothole damaged your car? You MAY be able to claim
Snow and ice can cause potholes in the roads, which in turn can cause serious damage to your vehicle.
You may, however, be able to claim for any repairs if you can prove the pothole caused the damage, and the authority responsible for maintaining the relevant stretch of road should have fixed the pothole.
We’ve heard of motorists reclaiming £100s for damage. See our Pothole Claims guide for full help, including how to collect evidence, how to claim and what to do if you’re turned down.
Which councils are getting the most money?
Some councils will be given in excess of £4 million to deal with potholes and storm damage.
Here are the councils which are getting the most:
And the ones which are getting the least:
‘Freezing weather has caused damage to our local roads’
Grayling said: “People rely on good roads to get to work and to see friends or family.
“We have seen an unusually prolonged spell of freezing weather which has caused damage to our local roads.
“We are giving councils even more funding to help repair their roads so all road users can enjoy their journeys without having to dodge potholes.”