Following on from 2012’s Autumn Statement Bill has welcomed the raft of positive transport measures now in the pipeline, including news that Herefordshire will receive over £2.4 million worth of extra funding to help renew and repair its road network.

The money can be used for improvements such as resurfacing, maintenance to bridges and repairing damage to highway infrastructure caused by flooding. It comes on top of the £3 billion already provided to councils in England for highways maintenance over the Spending Review period.

A second notable development comes in the form of a £170 ‘pinch point fund’ designed to remove bottlenecks and reduce congestion. Any English local transport authority or local highway authority can apply for funding.

Bill commented:

“This is great news for Herefordshire, which stands to benefit from at least £2.4 million in extra funding, and may be able to access even more.

By taking Britain’s transport needs seriously the Government has underscored its determination to boost local growth and drive our economic recovery.”