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Closed petition Reform highways maintenance funding to reflect traffic volume

We call upon the Government to reform the local highways maintenance funding formula to take into account traffic volume. The current method for calculating road maintenance funding relies almost solely upon road length. This can result in many busy highway networks being underfunded.

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The highway network is our largest and most visible publicly owned asset. It is used and relied upon by every single resident in the UK.

Some highway networks carry much larger traffic volumes than others. In some cases, average traffic volume can be more than 3 times higher. This inevitably leads to more wear and tear.

If the funding formula gave weight to traffic volume as well as road length, it should result in a fairer allocation of funds.

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Potholes and highway maintenance: MP wants to hear from you

On Wednesday 24 April, Anthony Mangnall MP will lead a debate in Parliament on pothole repairs and highway maintenance.

To inform the debate, he would like to hear about your experiences of potholes and their impact. He may quote your contribution directly during his debate.

Find out more and share your experience with him by midday on Tuesday 23 April:

Videos of the debate, the transcript of what was said, and other relevant material will be accessible after the debate on the webpage above.

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Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local or national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Any MP can take part in a Westminster Hall debate.

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