Road Investment For South Northants
Author: Luke Graystone
From: About My Area
Published: 16th January 2017
Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP for South Northamptonshire
Andrew Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, last week confirmed that there would be further capital funding available for local roads in South Northamptonshire, above and beyond the money that has already been allocated to Northamptonshire County Council, the local highways authority, for maintenance in 2017/18.
“It’s great to hear that for 2017/18 we’ve been given £1.17m from the pothole action fund to fix some of the problems that local residents make me aware of, along with a further £2.91m from the national productivity investment fund. Of course, if anyone is aware of a particularly troublesome pothole then I would encourage them to report it to Northamptonshire Highways via their Street Doctor tool.
“I regularly meet with Cllr Ian Morris, Northamptonshire County Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Environment to discuss a range of road issues in South Northamptonshire. In addition to mitigating HS2’s construction traffic impacts through those parts of South Northants affected, we’re working hard to facilitate the early delivery of the Towcester Relief Road with Cllr Ian McCord, Leader of South Northamptonshire District Council, and the support of the Towcester Bypass Action Group.”
Cllr Morris said:
“We’re very pleased to have received this additional cash from the Government. In Northamptonshire we continue to focus on innovative ways of maintaining and improving the roads, while maximising value for money.
“The public recognises that the roads require a great deal of attention, as surfaces have suffered due to underinvestment in the past and the cumulative effects of severe winters.
“There’s a great deal of work that still needs to be done and that is why highways maintenance remains a high priority.”
A copy of the letter from Andrew Jones MP, Under Secretary of State for Transport