Greater Manchester will get nearly £300m to fix potholes over 11 years with funds coming from the money saved by cancelling the northern leg of HS2.
The city-region is set to receive £296m in total with an additional £8.9m available for this year and next year. It comes after the Prime Minister announced last month that plans for a new high-speed railway from London to Manchester would not go ahead with the multi-million pound line, ending at Birmingham instead.
Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Rishi Sunak promised that every penny of the £36bn saved would be spent on 'hundreds' of other transport projects.
This includes the creation of what he named 'Network North', which involves improvements to road, rail and bus schemes. However, a document released by the government after Mr Sunak's speech revealed that around a quarter of it will be spent on fixing potholes. READ MORE: The places in Greater Manchester getting Levelling Up cash in latest government announcement READ MORE: Today's top Manchester Evening News stories The 40-page report by the Department for Transport (DfT) also revealed that 60 per cent of the £8.3bn earmarked to 'tackle the scourge of potholes' is set to be spent outside the North of England.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk
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