Funding Set To Tackle Potholes In York
9:56am 20th June 2014
The Department for Transport has announced £300k for temporary pothole repairs this year for York as part of a national allocation which sees North Yorkshire get an extra £5m.
Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor David Levene says:
“The £300k will repair some potholes in York which of course we welcome but it doesn’t really scratch the surface of the work we want to do to get all of York’s roads into perfect condition, which would require in the region of £80m."
“The comparison between our allocation and North Yorkshire’s, regardless of the differences in our road networks, is staggering. We need some meaningful investment in York’s roads from the Government after having seen millions taken out of our budgets by Government in recent years."
“This comes after previous allocations which have clearly been designed to benefit the south over the north for political gain. Funding allocations for road repairs, as they are in York, should be carried out fairly and based on level of need."
The deputy council Leader in YORK , Tracey Simpson Lang , says that the city needs to spend millions too:
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