Stuart Donnelly, Deputy Chairman – Political of North Trafford Local Conservatives has welcomed over £500,000 of extra funding for Trafford from the Conservative Government to repair local roads. The investment will mean that thousands of people will enjoy smoother, safer, and faster road journeys.
New plans allow the Conservative 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.
Across Greater Manchester, councils will receive £4,438,000 this financial year, followed by a further £4,438,000 for 2024-25, as part of a long-term funding plan through to 2034.
This is one of the key cornerstones of Network North to improve every day journeys. 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, Stuart Donnelly said:
“People across Trafford rely on our roads to go about their daily lives, and as a new driver, I know the inconvenience potholes can cause.
“Well-maintained road surfaces could save drivers up to £440 each in expensive vehicle repairs, helping motorists keep more of the cash in their pocket.
“This funding will greatly improve the day-to-day lives of residents and visitors – ensuring shorter, faster and smoother journeys.”