Roads: Lancashire

Transport written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Jake Berry Jake Berry Conservative, Rossendale and Darwen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) how much has been allocated to Lancashire county council to repair potholes in (a) Lancashire and (b) Rossendale;

(2) how much has been allocated from the £200 million fund to repair potholes to Blackburn with Darwen borough council to repair potholes in Darwen.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

From the £200 million to help fix potholes on the local road network announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the March 2014 Budget, £168 million will be for local authorities in England. This funding will be made available through a bidding exercise and it will be for Blackburn and Darwen council to submit a bid to the Department. Guidance on how councils can apply for this funding will be made available in the coming weeks.

The Department for Transport has agreed to provide £90.1 million to Lancashire county council for road maintenance during the financial years from 2011-12 to 2014-15. This funding can be used to help repair potholes.

Rossendale falls within Lancashire county council's area of responsibility and we do not allocate any funds directly to the borough council for road maintenance.

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