Bury North MP James Frith has welcomed Bury Labour council’s budget allocation of £10 million to improve the town’s roads.
The three-year investment programme aims to resurface many of the town’s busiest and most damaged roads.
£1.5 million has also been secured to fix potholes, with £750,000 brought forward to 2018/19 in order to speed up pothole repairs.
The investment comes after seven years of cuts to council funding by the Tory Government which have caused our roads to deteriorate further. £100 million will have been cut from Bury Council’s budget by 2020 – the same amount it would cost to bring every road in Bury up to a decent standard.
“Our roads are in a dreadful state thanks to years of cuts imposed on Bury Council by the Tory Government. Bury’s Labour Council has listened to the concerns of local people and allocated £10 million to help fix the problem, but what is needed is a fair funding settlement from central government so that we can bring all our roads up to a decent standard.”