ROTHERHAM council officials have confirmed they aim to bid for a slice of £490 million to repair and improve the borough’s roads.
Transport Minister Andrew Jones opened the bidding on Thursday for local authorities on a regional pot from the £1.3 billion National Productivity Investment Fund.
A Rotherham Borough Council spokeswoman said the council was “looking into it”.
The funding, which will be for schemes from 2018 to 2020, is designed to tackle congestion and provide road upgrades to improve journey times.
Mr Jones said the investment would “allow councils to go even further to improve their roads and will be targeted at areas which need it most, providing a significant boost to the UK’s economy”.
Highways England is also spending £220 million nationally on congestion relief schemes at identified traffic hotspots, a Department for Transport spokesman said.
Council bids for the £490 million of funding have to be in by the end of June.
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