MP welcomes £176m Government cash for long-term road repair plan

Published on: Tuesday, 21st November 2023
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Maggie Throup MP

Maggie Throup, Member of Parliament for Erewash has welcomed £176,114,000.00 of funding from the Government over the next eleven years in Derbyshire, meaning thousands of people across Erewash will enjoy smoother, safer, and faster road journeys. 

The funding follows the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s announcement at the Conservative Party Conference that the £36 billion that would have been spent extending HS2 would now be spent on long-term transport improvements that will deliver better, faster journeys for far more people. 

New plans allow the Government to invest £8.3 billion, enough to resurface over 5,000 miles of roads across the country, saving motorists up to £440.00 on vehicle repairs and creating smoother, safer and easier journeys for all. 

Across Derbyshire, local highway authorities will receive £3,014,000.00 this financial year, followed by a further £3,014,000.00 for 2024-25, as part of a long-term funding plan through to 2034.

Maggie said: “People across Erewash rely on our roads to go about their daily lives, and I know the inconvenience potholes can cause.  I welcome the Government’s decision to invest in our roads, with the County Council set to receive £176,114,000.00 in total. 

“This funding will greatly improve the day-to-day lives of Erewash residents – ensuring shorter, faster and smoother journeys.

"This is one of the key cornerstones of Network North to improve everyday journeys. This funding comes on top of the local transport, road and rail budgets allocated at the last Spending Review and in addition to what local authorities were already expecting for the next decade. 

"This announcement is only possible due to the long-term decision the Government has taken to redirect every penny of savings from HS2 in transport projects across the country – benefitting more people in more places, more quickly."

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