‘Blight On Britain’s Roads’ £3 Million Cumberland Pothole Fund

Transport Secretary Mark Harper has called potholes a ‘blight on Britain’s roads’ as Cumberland Council has been awarded £3 million to improve road standards.

The Conservative Government are investing £200 million to fix the four million potholes across England.

This funding builds on the £2.7 billion of highways maintenance funding, already committed between tax years 2022-25.

The MP for Carlisle, John Stevenson, has welcomed £3,0005,600 to fix 60,000 plus potholes across Cumberland to improve road standards for drivers, saving them money on repairs, and making it easier to get to work and see family.

Carlisle MP John Stevenson

Commenting, John said: “People across Cumberland should be able to get to work and to see friends and family without fear of damaging their vehicles due to poor quality roads.

“That is why I am delighted the Conservative Government is investing £3,005,600 across Cumberland to fix over 60,000 potholes.

“This funding will not only improve the quality of people’s journey but will also make our roads safer for everyone who uses them.”

Cumberland Council took over the running of the counties roads from April 1 when Carlisle City Council, Allerdale Borough Council and Copeland Borough Council join with Cumbria County Council to form the new authority.