Stoke & Staffordshire

Staffordshire gets £4.5m to repair potholes

Staffordshire County Council is to get £4.5m of government funding to repair potholes.

It was one of the larger individual awards included in a £168m package for local authorities in England announced on Friday.

It is expected to allow the repair of some 86,000 potholes in the county, while Stoke-on-Trent-City Council has received £330,000.

All councils are being asked to publish monthly updates on their repairs.

The Department for Transport said the funding had been awarded to those councils which "demonstrate best practice in highways maintenance".

Last year, Staffordshire County Council said it was having to repair more than 300 potholes every week to clear a backlog of road repairs.

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