OXFORDSHIRE has today been allocated its share of £500 million for highways maintenance with the funding expected to fix potholes.

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It is the second instalment from the £2.5 billion Potholes Fund, providing £500 million a year between 2020/21 and 2024/25 to councils in England.

It was announced by the Chancellor in the 2020 Budget.

With the average pothole costing around £50 to fill in, the funding will ensure that the equivalent of 10 million potholes in the country can be repaired, making thousands of local roads both safer and easier to drive and cycle on.

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