|A drop in the bucket? Is £3.5 million really enough?|
Shailesh Vara wrote in support of the bid, 'parts of which addresses the problem of fen roads being at greater risk of deterioration due to their construction on fen soil that is prone to subsidence.'
The funding will be spent on deeper treatment to badly affected routes. The allocation of £3.5million comes from £75million which has been allocated to local councils nationally following a bidding process to the DfT’s Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund Tranche 2A.
The Challenge Fund is one part of a £ 6.1 billion being provided to local highway authorities in England, outside London, between 2015/2016 and 2020/2021.
Meanwhile, local residents say the works are many years overdue, and that they have been overlooked by successive governments...
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