England’s local roads to get boost from government cash pot
Councils to be given access to multibillion-pound fund originally intended to be spent on motorways and major A-roads
English councils will be given access to a multibillion-pound fund for local road improvements under plans unveiled by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling.
It was initially envisaged that the cash, held in the national roads fund, would be spent on the motorways and major A-roads managed by Highways England. But Grayling announced a change of tack, saying that some of it should be diverted to be spent on roads run by local authorities.
Source: Guardian Transport