Cumbria roads receive funding boost

Roads in Cumbria that were damaged by devastating flooding in 2009 will be repaired after the Government announced that the county council is set to receive a further £7.2 million.

The money will allow repairs to be carried out to highway slopes, enhanced drainage, culvert repairs and repairs to footways and bridges.

Main Street in Cockermouth is also set to benefit and will be restored to the standard it was before the flooding.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Reliable local highways are crucial to communities and provide important links for people to work, shops, services, families and friends.

“The flooding that Cumbria encountered in 2009 devastated many roads and I know how important it is for the people in the area for the repairs to happen. That is why this Government has been committed to working with Cumbria County Council to ensure this happens. I am pleased to announce further funding to support Cumbria County Council’s vital work.”

The funding being announced is the final payment to Cumbria County Council to help restore the county’s damaged infrastructure caused by the 2009 flooding.

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