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09.08.13

Final funding for Cumbria flood repairs

Roads in Cumbria are to benefit from £7.2m funding to tackle damage caused by flooding in 2009.

The DfT funding forms the final payment to support repairs to footways, bridges, culverts, highway slopes, and enhanced drainage. Cumbria County Council has received over £18m in total to repair damaged infrastructure since the flooding.

Transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin said: “Reliable local highways are crucial to communities and provides important links for people to work, shops, services, families and friends.

“The flooding that Cumbria encountered in 2009 devastated many roads and I know how important it is for the people in the area for the repairs to happen. That is why this government has been committed to working with Cumbria County Council to ensure this happens. I am pleased to announce further funding to support Cumbria County Council’s vital work.”

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