£275m Challenge Fund for local infrastructure - winning authorities announced

March 24 2015  

£275m Challenge Fund for local infrastructure - winning authorities announced

A total of 28 local authorities in England have today (24 March 2015) been awarded £275m funding from the Challenge Fund.  The funding will be used for one-off major infrastructure schemes by local authorities to help with issues such as:  carriageway and drainage improvements, safety repairs, bridge renewal, as well as upgrading street lighting in a number of areas.  In total there are 31 schemes being awarded the funding which means that some authorities have won more than one bid.

The funding today comes under the £6bn announced in December to improve local roads and tackle potholes over the next six years.

For the news release click here.

For the annoucement on the £6bn funding click here

Photo: Department for Transport

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