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WILTSHIRE Council is to receive £19million in government funding to improve roads, repair potholes and tackle congestion in the county.
The funding is part of a £1.2billion set aside by the Department for Transport for 2017/18 to improve road safety, repair and prevent pot holes and improve journey times by cutting congestion.
Transport Minister, Andrew Jones said, “Roads play a significant part in everyday life, linking people with jobs and businesses with customers, which is why this government is investing record amounts improving and maintaining highways across the country to help motorists. The funding we have allocated [today] is focused on relieving congestion and providing important upgrades to ensure our roads are fit for the future – helping to build an economy that works for everyone.”