£6 million to fix Wiltshire's roads

The Coalition Government has given Wiltshire more than £6 million to fill in potholes and repair local roads, as part of a massive investment across the country to build a stronger economy.

Wiltshire Council will be given over £3 million to fix more than 50,000 potholes. The funding comes from the new Pothole Repair Fund, which was announced in this year's Budget, and the Council will be required to publish updates to local residents on how many potholes have been repaired.

It comes on top of the £3 million Wiltshire received from the Coalition Government in March to help fix roads damaged by the winter's severe weather.

This is part of the £24 billion being spent on England's strategic road network between 2010 and 2021 – the biggest investment in the road network since the 1970s.