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£12 million extra provided by government for Somerset road repairs
2:00pm Monday 24th March 2014 in News
THE government announced that it was giving Somerset an extra £12 million to help repair the roads.
The additional funding was announced in Wednesday’s Budget and forms part of a supplementary £183 million being made available to local authorities to repair weather-damaged roads, £80 million of it specifically for those areas particularly badly affected by the storms and floods.
“But in the same way as the government has ring-fenced part of this cash allocation for the worst flood-hit zones, I expect to see Somerset county council setting aside the major proportion of the £12 million specifically to address the damage on the Levels.”
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