MP welcomes Labour council's £10m investment in roads

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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.

James said:

“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.”

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