Suella welcomes £1.5m investment to tackle potholes and improve road quality in Fareham

Fareham MP Suella Braverman has welcomed a new funding commitment from the Government to improve the condition of roads across the country. Hampshire County Council  will be provided with £1.5m to tackle potholes and improve the condition of roads in Fareham and other constituencies.

The funding has been announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today as part of a £200 million investment, including £50 million that will be provided directly to councils to tackle potholes and flood resilience, as well as £151 million to reward examples of councils’ best practice – helping councils to invest in innovative technology that will improve the conditions of our roads.

This funding has been allocated to councils across the country, including in Hampshire, and is part of the £6.6 billion the government is providing in the six years to 2021 to improve the state of roads across the country.

The Conservatives are investing in our roads on an unprecedented scale, providing the biggest ever single cash injection to improve England’s roads, investing £29 billion to boost the local economy and help businesses and families reach their destination faster.

Commenting, Suella Braverman MP said:

“This new funding to tackle potholes and improve the condition of our roads is great news for businesses and people in Fareham and across Hampshire who rely on local roads to get to work and to visit friends and family.

“I will continue working to ensure that this Government is focused on improving transport infrastructure across the country, boosting the local economy and helping hardworking people in Fareham.”