South Yorkshire councils to get almost £700,000 for pothole repair work

Halifax road in Sheffield which is one of the worst roads in the country for pothole claims
Picture Dean Atkins
Halifax road in Sheffield which is one of the worst roads in the country for pothole claims Picture Dean Atkins
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South Yorkshire councils will benefit from almost £700,000 of Government money to help repair potholes.

The latest round of funding from the Pothole Action Fund was announced today, with Doncaster set to receive £250,000 in the coming financial year, Rotherham due for £229,000 and Barnsley £218,000.

Sheffield gets its pothole repair money through Streets Ahead, a private finance initiative.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “This is just one part of our unprecedented investment in local road maintenance over the next five years. We are giving a record £488 million to local authorities in the region that will support the Northern Powerhouse and improve journeys for all.”