The government has announced that Kirklees Council is to get £606,663 to repair roads damaged by severe weather.

Neighbouring Calderdale will get £380,034 from the Department for Transport.

It’s part of an emergency payment to help with road repairs following the wettest winter on record.

And the government says it’s on top of a £200m fund announced by the Chancellor in the Budget statement this week.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Damage to roads causes misery for drivers and local communities and the severe weather over the last few months has made the problem worse.

“This extra money will help make a real difference to the millions of road users and residents across England who rely on local roads, giving them safer and smoother journeys.”

In total, 116 local highway authorities in England will receive a share of £183.5m that will pay for the repair of 3.3 million potholes.

Kirklees is getting more than Bradford (£575,187) but less than Leeds (£949,426).

All councils will have to publish how and where they will spend the money.

 

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