- This investment will be transformative for every region across the country, creating smoother, well-maintained and safer roads for all.
South West Bedfordshire MP, Andrew Selous, has welcomed £21,983,000 of funding from the Government over the next eleven years in Central Bedfordshire Council, meaning thousands of people across South West Bedfordshire will enjoy smoother, safer, and faster road journeys.
This is additional to the April announcement when the Government gave Central Bedfordshire Council an extra £989,000 to mend our roads, which is enough to fix over 19,000 potholes across Central Bedfordshire.
New plans allow the Government to invest £8.3 billion, enough to resurface over 5,000 miles of roads across the country, saving motorists up to £440 on vehicle repairs and creating smoother, safer and easier journeys for all.
Central Bedfordshire, as the local highway authority, will receive £702,000 this financial year, followed by a further £702,000 for 2024-25, as part of a long-term funding plan through to 2034.
This funding comes on top of the local transport, road and rail budgets allocated at the last Spending Review and in addition to what local authorities were already expecting for the next decade.
Commenting, Andrew Selous MP said:
“People across South West Bedfordshire rely on our roads to go about their daily lives, and I know the inconvenience potholes can cause.
“That is why I welcome the Government’s decision to invest in the local highway authorities, with Central Bedfordshire Council set to receive £21,983,000 in total.
“This funding will greatly improve the day-to-day lives of my constituents – ensuring shorter, faster and smoother journeys.”