Sefton Council will be given £155,000 to tackle the the regions pothole problem.

Over the next 12 months, the local authority will benefit from the government’s Pothole Action Fund, which is aimed at improving streets across the country.

The £155,000 is estimated at being enough to fix 2,925 broken bits of road across Sefton, giving fed up motorists some much-needed relief.

In total, £50m worth of funding will be released within a year across the country – with North West councils getting £6.4m to share between them.

The amount that each authority receives is calculated according to the size of the local road network in the area.

Liverpool City Council will be given £229,000 over the next 12 months which will tackle 4,321 potholes.

The long-term aim is for the Pothole Action Fund to hand out £250m by 2020/21.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said:

“I know how important well-maintained roads are to people across the North West. Almost every journey starts and ends on a local road, so the government is giving councils in the North West £6.4 million specifically to tackle the blight of potholes in their area.

“This is just one part of our unprecedented investment in local road maintenance over the next five years. We are giving a record £625 million to local authorities in North West that will support the Northern Powerhouse and improve journeys for all.”


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