UltraCrete protest helps to bring extra UK pothole funding

The recently announced UK budget will include £2.5bn to be made available to fix potholes and resurface roads over five years.

 

Official National Pothole Day sponsor, UltraCrete, is delighted to have received the news that the new budget will bring more than £600bn to be spent on roads, rail, broadband and housing by the middle of 2025. Ministers say this represents the largest capital investment in infrastructure for generations, with 2.5bn will be made available to fix potholes and resurface roads over five years.

 

This budget announcement comes after UltraCrete, and ally, Mr Pothole (AKA Mark Morrell), protested about the deficit in funding for road repairs by driving a bright orange tank through London earlier this year. Their mission was to draw attention to the current shortfall in road repair funding and to help local authorities and the like, tackle the crumbling road networks permanently, and they seem to have succeeded.

 

Richard Moss, Brand Manager at Instarmac said: ”This is great news. We are really pleased that the government has listened to and acted on our calls for more funding to repair potholes. We certainly raised awareness on 15 January with our protest, you only have to see the video footage of National Pothole Day around London and Westminster, as well as the fantastic national media coverage we received, to realise that it must’ve had an effect. While we feel there could have been more investment released, with the careful use of good quality, permanent repair materials and thorough material training, this additional financial injection should provide some much needed repairs to our vital road network.”

 

For more information about UltraCrete permanent repair products or to book a demo or training please contact UltraCrete’s team of experts by emailing ultracrete@instarmac.co.uk or calling 01827 254402.