Millions of pounds in funding to fill UK potholes in road
- Apr 8, 2016
With an aim to improve the condition of the UK's roads, the government has confirmed it will provide £50 million this financial year.
One hundred councils will be given the money to repair around 943,000 potholes as part of the £250m 'Pothole Action Fund' included in last month's Budget.
A survey found an estimated 13% of the roads in England are in a poor structural condition.
At the beginning of this year, the RAC revealed it was called out to over 25,000 pothole-related breakdowns in 2015.
The number of people injured due to potholes, however, is the main issue for concern at PotterReesDolan.
It sounds a lot of money but to put it into perspective, just one severely brain injured cyclist client of ours might easily receive £10 million. This is not enough!
Why not have a look to see how many potholes will be fixed in your area by filling in your postcode here?
If you have suffered a serious injury due to a pothole or an accident on the road then contact a member of our specialist personal injury team on 0161 237 5888.
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