The good news just keeps coming for Kent's roads at the moment.
This week saw the government announce an £8.3 billion long term plan to resurface more than 5,000 miles of road across the UK. This is the biggest ever uplift in funding for local road improvements - and includes over £177 million for Kent's roads over next 8 years to deal with roads most in need of repair.
This is going to make journeys faster, easier and safer for local motorists - and potentially save drivers up to £440 each in expensive vehicle repairs.
It builds on tough regulations announced in April this year to crack down on utility companies causing pothole pain with botched street works, through stricter inspections and costs for the worst offenders – backed by further measures in the Plan for Drivers announced just last month.
This news comes on the back of a brilliant update for Blue Bell Hill which I received last week.
Neighbouring MP Tracey Crouch and I have been campaigning non-stop for an upgrade, and the the Roads Minister Richard Holden wrote to us to say that the government has now approved KCC's business case.
That means the project can now move onto the next stage, with KCC submitting a preferred option to the department.
After the good news about Brenley Corner last month it is great to see the good new keep flowing for Kent's roads. I’m going to keep pushing to make sure improvements happen as soon as possible.