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Potholes: Work underway in Rushcliffe as Nottinghamshire gets £24 million to fix roads

Nottinghamshire County Council is receiving an extra £24 million from the government to resurface roads and fix potholes.


Some of this money will be used to begin work immediately on roads in Rushcliffe. Work on Melton Road by Hickling Pastures is a particularly bad stretch, the county council has prioritised resurfacing it, and work begins on 11th May.  


This comes as Ruth Edwards MP brought Roads Minister Guy Opperman to inspect the potholes and meet local councillors who have been involved in campaigning for an increase in funding.

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Guy Opperman in Rushcliffe

Speaking after the minster’s visit, Ruth said:

“I’m pleased to say that Nottingham County Council is receiving an extra £24 million from the government to upgrade roads and fix potholes. 

“This work begins immediately. Here in Rushcliffe, Melton Road is a particularly bad stretch, it has been prioritised for resurfacing in May, and I was pleased to bring Roads Minister Guy Opperman to have a look.

“This funding is much needed especially after the damage done to our roads from heavy rain and flooding in recent times. It is excellent news for local motorists who will see smoother, faster, and safer trips.”

Our region is receiving £1.5 billion to improve roads and local transport. 


This level of funding has been made possible by the cancellation of Phase 2 of HS2. Every penny of HS2 savings that would have been spent in the Midlands is being spent in our region.  


To ensure this money is spent on local people’s priorities, Ruth Edwards MP has published a transport “to-do list” for whoever becomes the next Mayor.


The list includes setting up a dedicated response team to repair potholes; making it easy for local people to report potholes directly to the team through technology like a simple app; expanding rural bus services in West Rushcliffe; and more frequent trains from Radcliffe-on-Trent.


Ruth said: 

“This week, the East Midlands will have a new Mayor, with a £1.5 billion budget to invest in local and regional transport projects.

“I’ve spoken to residents across Rushcliffe, and based on their priorities, I have developed a comprehensive “to-do list” for whoever becomes the next Mayor. I hope all candidates sign up to making these improvements which will benefit local people as they go about their everyday lives.”


 You can read the full transport manifesto here

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