BOLTON will receive more than £700,000 to help fix potholes plaguing the town’s roads.

The Department for Transport has given millions to councils across the country to help improve the standard of carriageways.

Bolton Council is set to get £393,335 from the pothole funding allocation made this month, on top of a weather repair fund set in March of £309,888 — totalling £703,223.

All repair work must be completed by the end of March 2015, and the government has said councils will need to publish quarterly updates to let residents know how many potholes or roads have been resurfaced with the funding.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said improving the country’s roads would in turn help the growth and prosperity of areas like Bolton.

He added: “Potholes are the bane of all our lives and the funding announced today is an important step in ridding our roads of this menace.

“But it is only one part of a massive programme of investment to get our country up to speed as part of this Government’s long term economic plan.”

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