John has welcomed an additional £3,706,000 of Government funding to help fix the 74,120 potholes across Oxfordshire to improve road standards for drivers, saving them money on repairs, and making it easier to get to work and see family.
The Government is investing £200 million to fix 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 funding is passed to the County Council to help them to improve on the rate of repair to potholes across the County.
John said: “People in this constituency 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 Government is investing so much to fix so many 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.”
Transport Secretary Mark Harper said: “Potholes are a blight on Britain’s roads. This latest round of funding shows we are committed to supporting all road users – from motorists to cyclists and bus passengers – and making journeys smoother and safer for all.”