The Government has awarded an extra £9.8million for improving West Sussex Highways’ road network.
A total of £7.8million of this will be used for pothole prevention initiatives, with whole roads or parts of roads resurfaced, extended areas of highway patched and more localised issues dealt with. This is on top of the £8million worth of road resurfacing/pothole prevention works already planned for this financial year.
Cllr Roger Elkins, cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: “The extra funding from the Government is excellent news for all road users in West Sussex. This, together with the funds we had already allocated, means a total of £15million is planned to be spent on pothole prevention measures.
“This level of commitment to improve our highway network shows how seriously we take the issue of potholes, which we appreciate is a source of frustration and concern for all road users.
“It also shows we want to find longer-term solutions to the pothole issue with the emphasis on preventative measures rather than short-term fixes, wherever possible, and where finite resources permit.”
Work programmes are currently being finalised and further information will be released, when available.
The remaining £2million, out of the extra £9.8million, will comprise safety-related improvements and other enhancements for road users, such as new signs and road markings.