26/02/2024 - Permalink

Council welcomes £136m of transport funding from the Government

Related topics: Finance and budget / Highways, transport and environmental maintenance

Shropshire Council has welcomed today’s announcement of £136.4m to improve transport infrastructure in the council area.

The money is part of the Government’s new £4.7bn Local Transport Fund, which reallocates money saved from cancelling the northern leg of HS2. The money covers a period of seven years.

Ian Nellins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for public transport, said:

“We greatly welcome the announcement of this funding.

“We’re awaiting details of how the funding can be spent, but first indications are that it will offer the opportunity to improve the county’s roads, bus and rail services, and transport infrastructure, which is great news for the county.”

Dan Morris, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways, said:-

“We’re pleased that the council will be able to choose how to spend the money, and we will continue working with local communities to decide how to invest this funding in line with our emerging priorities and strategies.”