An extra £66 million of government funding is being set aside to improve local roads – which is welcome news for tyres.
As more people hang onto their cars, instead of trading up for the latest reg, every little helps to keep our tyres in good nick.
The funding – which is in addition to the £2.1bn already provided for highways maintenance – will allow councils to carry out resurfacing and make improvements to important local roads, bringing benefits to local people and businesses.
Transport Minister Paul Clark said: “High quality local road networks are vital to communities; connecting people with work, shops, services, families and friends.
“This additional funding will allow local authorities to carry out improvements to important local highways bringing benefits to all who use the roads.”
The first £32 million will be made available from April so councils can start planning improvements immediately – the remainder will be provided from April 2010.
The bumper fund should certainly fill a few potholes!