A MULTI-MILLION pound boost to fix potholes has been welcomed by West Sussex County Council.
Central government announced it will release funds for roads damaged by severe weather, and £3.4m will be given to West Sussex.
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced last week that an extra £140m was being made available to help authorities in the UK.
The county council will receive a total of £3,475,968 as part of its share.
In order to qualify for this extra funding, the county council will be required to publish information on its website by the end of August 2014 to show where this money has been spent.
County council cabinet member for highways and transport, Pieter Montyn, said: “This is a timely boost from the government, which will strengthen our hand at a time when we are already investing heavily in improving our rural and residential road network.
“It means we can repair more roads quicker than we’d originally planned, keep them safe, and make it easier for the residents and businesses of West Sussex to get around.”