Scottish Government hands out £244k to repair Falkirk area roads

Falkirk Council is to receive £244,000 from the Scottish Government to help with road repairs following the severe winter weather over the last few months.

Stock image. Ian Georgeson
Stock image. Ian Georgeson

The cash is part of a £10 million fund from the government aimed at helping local authorities to repair roads ravaged by the weather.

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And the cash comes over and above an additional £500,000 already committed by the local council.

The news has been welcomed by Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald.

A Falkirk Council spokesman said: “The £244k funding announced by the Scottish Government is welcome and will be used for additional road maintenance including carriageway and footway 
repairs and resurfacing across the Falkirk Council area.”