Money for Old Roads!

11 April 2018 – For immediate release

FSB: New cash for road repairs in West Lothian welcomed

The Scottish Government’s release of an additional £10 million worth of funding to local government for road repairs is good news for West Lothian.

Janet Torley, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) East of Scotland Area Leader, said:

“FSB has consistently called for national action to tackle the deteriorating state of our local roads, made worse by this year’s run of bad weather.  The simple truth is that poorly maintained local roads make it more difficult and costly to do business.

“What Scotland needs is strategic long-term solution to the endemic problem of roads maintenance and repair but, in the meantime, the Scottish Government’s announcement of £10 million for investment across Scotland’s local authorities is hugely welcome.

“West Lothian Council already spends higher than the Scottish average on roads maintenance per kilometre, so the promise of additional resources will hopefully see our local roads improved still further.”

ENDS

Notes

 

  1. The Scottish Government announcement can be found here:

https://news.gov.scot/news/extra-gbp-10-million-for-road-maintenance

 

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