Doncaster to receive an extra £540,000 for pothole repairs

Transport secretary Chris Grayling.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling.

Doncaster will receive an extra £540,000 to help repair the borough's crumbling roads after heavy snow and freezing temperatures led to more potholes.

The Department for Transport announced a further £100 million of funding to help repair roads across the country following the recent wintry weather, with Doncaster Council allocated £541,934.

Doncaster Council has been given an extra 542,000.

Doncaster Council has been given an extra 542,000.

Announcing the funding, transport secretary Chris Grayling said: "People rely on good roads to get to work and to see friends or family.

"We have seen an unusually prolonged spell of freezing weather which has caused damage to our local roads.

"We giving councils even more funding to help repair their roads so all road users can enjoy their journeys without having to dodge potholes."

Gill Gillies, assistant director for environment for Doncaster Council, said: “We are pleased with the announcement today giving Doncaster £541,000 to repair roads following the severe wintry weather. This money will be allocated to repair roads across Doncaster on a needs basis.”

The council reported last month it had a list of hundreds of potholes, which needed to be filled across Doncaster to bring the roads up to standard for the Tour de Yorkshire later this year.

The borough is set to hold sections of the high profile county-wide cycle race on May 3 and May 4, including one of the finishes.

The route of the race will enter Doncaster on May 3, coming in along Oak Road, at Went Bridge in the north of the borough. It then takes in Pincheon Green, and heads into Fosterhouses, along Hushells Lane and Pinfold Lane and into Fishlake.

From there it takes Fishlake Nab into Stainforth, where it runs through Church Road and Station Road, and then the A18 through Hatfield. It turns off onto the A164, Stone Hill, into Hatfield Woodhouse and along Bawtry Road into Blaxton, along Mosham Road into Auckley, and down Hurst Lane, Great Yorkshire Way and then comes into Doncaster along Bawtry Road.

It then passes the racecourse and finishes the day's racing where Bennethorpe joins South Parade.

Stage Two, on May 4, between Barnsley and Illkey, also passes through Doncaster. entering Conisbrough on the A630, passing the castle and then heading into Mexborough, Adwick on Dearne, Barnburgh, and Hooton Pagnell, before leaving the borough through South Elmsall.