I’m pleased Kent County Council is getting an extra £500,000 from the Government to upgrade our road network.
The funding will be used to improve traffic light systems and fix potholes – helping to cut congestion, improve safety, and reduce journey times and emissions.
The announcement is part of £15 million funding boost to councils across England to improve traffic flow on local roads. I’m pleased Kent is getting its share of this money.
I’ve been campaigning for investment in our local road network to cut traffic and pollution, so this investment is welcome news. The extra funding is another important step in helping to make life better for motorists and the environment.
Improving traffic flow on our roads is one part of the Government’s transport decarbonisation plan. This also includes investment in electric vehicle charging points and better bus services to encourage people to take greener forms of transport.
I’m also pleased that E10 fuel is being introduced as the standard petrol grade at forecourts across the country this month. E10 fuel contains a higher proportion of renewable ethanol, including bioethanol fuel – making it better for the environment and helping to support our farmers.