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Nearly £3.5m for resurfacing roads and fixing potholes in Milton Keynes

Nearly £3.5 million will go towards resurfacing roads and fixing potholes in Milton Keynes as part of the 2022/23 budget.

The money, which was voted against by Conservative Councillors last week, will ensure the city’s well-used roads can be properly maintained and tens of thousands more potholes can be filled.

Councillor Lauren Townsend, Cabinet Member for Public Realm, said:

“The Labour and Liberal Democrat-run Council has been recognised as having some of the best quality roads in the country, and it’s important that we maintain this high standard.

“Potholes typically develop during the winter months, and although emergency repairs happen during this time, most of the work to fill potholes happen in the Spring. This funding means that as soon as the weather improves, our teams will be out resurfacing roads and filling in thousands of potholes.”

Councillor Andy Reilly, Lib Dem Councillor for Shenley Brook End, added:

“I’m pleased that this funding will go towards improving roads across the city, from dual carriageways to minor estate roads. Potholes are inevitable, but it’s clear that the Council is doing all it can to tackle them quickly and prevent further damage.”

Earlier this month, £3.125m was agreed for road resurfacing and potholes as part of the 22/23 Capital Programme, with an extra £350,000 for additional pothole repairs put forward by the cabinet.

Other key features of the Progressive Alliance budget include nearly £19m for adults and children’s mental health support, over £16m for direct cost of living support for struggling residents, half a million pounds in response to the energy crisis, and additional funding for pest control.


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