Lincolnshire Missing Out on £54m in Funding for Roads!

Every metre of road in Lincolnshire receives on average, £5.48 per year from central government which is used to maintain the quality of the road network.

Comparing this to other counties in the East Midlands, the amount Lincolnshire recieves is about average, as Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire all receive about the same amount of money per meter of road, per year.

Lincolnshire has over 5,500 miles of road and is due to receive £49m of funding for the financial year 2018/19 from the government.

However, neighbouring county Rutland, receives more than double the funding per meter for its roads. Rutland only has 347 miles of road but is due to receive £3.17m of funding from the government for the financial year 2018/19.

If Lincolnshire was funded at the same rate as Rutland it would receive £104m, far more than it currently receives.