Local MP welcomes £6.5 million to fix potholes in North Yorkshire.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has welcomed £6,581,600 from the Government to fix 131,632 potholes across North Yorkshire.

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 and 2025.

Commenting, Andrew Jones, said: “This cash is very welcome and I want North Yorkshire Council to take advantage of this windfall. Some of our roads have very bad potholes and I will be campaigning to make sure Harrogate and Knaresborough gets its fair share of this new fund.

“It seems almost everyday someone contacts me about poorly- maintained roads and the damage they are causing to vehicles. It is good that North Yorkshire Council is resurfacing the worst roads this year and I look forward to learning more about how this new money will be used in our area.”

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.”