Government promises £15m to Sheffield City Region for road improvements

Sheffield City Region will get more than £15 million towards road improvements this year.

Thursday, 12th January 2017, 3:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th January 2017, 3:56 pm
South Yorkshire will get 15m for road improvements.

The Government revealed the figure as it announced an extra £980,000 to fix or prevent potholes in the 2017/18 financial year.

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None of the pothole money will be spent in Sheffield itself, as road repairs are covered by the council's Streets Ahead programme with Amey.

The Government has also set aside £175 million to upgrade some of the country's most dangerous routes, and has invited councils to apply for grants.

In South Yorkshire, the eligible road is the seven-mile stretch of the A628 at Penistone, between the A616 and A629.