Wiltshire Council said it is investing millions of pounds into filling potholes, resurfacing roads and tackling the causes of highways flooding throughout the county in 2024 and 2025.

The council has reportedly allocated an extra £10m over the next two years to spend on filling potholes and a road resurfacing programme that will help to prevent potholes and other highways defects. The investment will also fund more small, local repairs to verges on rural roads.

This funding is in addition to the £20.7m the council receives from the Government’s Highways Maintenance fund for fiscal year 2024/25, plus the £5.2m from the Department for Transport’s recently announced Road Resurfacing Fund following the cancellation of HS2.

The council also allocated an extra £1m in its recent budget for emptying gullies to prevent flooding and enable teams to focus on problem areas that are most at risk.

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Councillor Caroline Thomas, cabinet member for transport, said: “While other councils around the country are cutting budgets, we are investing millions into the everyday things that matter to people, such as filling potholes, resurfacing roads and emptying gullies to help prevent road flooding.

“We have also recently invested more than £1.5m into painting white lines, renewing road signs, tackling fly-tipping and cleaning up litter.”

People can learn more about potholes and the council's efforts to tackle them by watching this webinar.

People can report potholes and other highways defects via the MyWilts website and app.