MILLIONS of pounds are to be handed over to Bradford Council to help it repair potholes across the district.

The Department for Transport has ringfenced £42 million for local authorities in Yorkshire, with a £2,739,000 share heading this way.

Figures released earlier this year showed that Holme House Lane, at Laycock, was the most complained about road in Bradford district when it came to potholes. There were 41 reports last year.

Also in the top ten were Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope, and Harden Lane at Wilsden, both with 23 complaints.

Roads Minister Jesse Noman says: “Potholes are a huge problem for all road users, and too often we see issues occurring at the same place time after time.

“That is why the Government is investing more in improving our roads than at any time before – £15 billion between 2015 and 2020 and a further £28.8 billion to 2025. Plus, an immediate extra £420 million for potholes and local road maintenance just this year.

“Yorkshire and the Humber will be getting an extra £42 million this winter to keep its roads in good condition and drivers and cyclists safe.”

Since 2015, roads in Yorkshire and the Humber have benefited from £373 million for highways maintenance as well as further investment in the region’s roads.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Sheffield have also been shortlisted for the Transforming Cities Fund.

Both are developing a business plan in a bid for a share of £860 million to make it easier, safer and quicker for people to travel and get to work by funding improved transport connections.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s executive member for regeneration, planning and transport, said: “Of course we welcome any additional funding from government to deal with potholes, albeit against a backdrop of continuing cuts elsewhere across the council.

“Now that we have more detail about the amount of funding allocated to the Bradford district we can start to plan how best to spend it, taking into account the types of works it may be used for, which also includes bridge maintenance.

“We work hard to keep our roads and transport network in the best repair we can and this money will be put to good use.”

Bradford Council carries out regular safety inspections on roads and pavements throughout the district.

Anyone can report a pothole to Bradford Council for repair at