More than £9 million announced to repair Derbyshire's roads

Derbyshire is set to benefit from a fund of just over £9.4 million in order to repair the county's roads, after a cash boost announced by the Department for Transport

Drivers and cyclists in the East Midlands will benefit from better roads, thanks to an extra £45.8 million investment in repairs, the Roads Minister announced today.

The Department for Transport has revealed how the £420 million announced in the Budget will be spent, and it brings the total funds for roads in the East Midlands for this year to over £151 million.

£8.4 million will be spent in Derbyshire, with a further £982,000 designated for the city of Derby.

Next year (2019-2020), the East Midlands will get £108 million from the Local Highways Maintenance and Integrated Transport Block funds, which will go towards repairing roads and investing in small safety, bus priority or walking and cycling schemes.

Roads Minister Jesse Noman said: “Potholes are a huge problem for all road users, and too often we see issues occurring at the same place time after time.

“That is why the Government is investing more in improving our roads than at any time before - £15 billion between 2015 and 2020 and a further £28.8 billion to 2025. Plus an immediate extra £420 million for potholes and local road maintenance just this year.

“The East Midlands will be getting an extra £45 million this winter to keep its roads in good condition to keep drivers and cyclists safe.”

Since 2015, roads in the East Midlands have benefited from £373 million for highways maintenance.

Additionally, Leicester, Nottingham and Derby have been shortlisted for the Transforming Cities Fund. It is developing a business plan in a bid for a share of £860 million to make it easier, safer and quicker for people to travel and get to work by funding improved transport connections.

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