£2.4m grant for repairs to A67 landslip approved by Government

Darlington and Stockton Times: The landslip on the A67 near Carlbury The landslip on the A67 near Carlbury

A MULTI-million pound grant for repairs to a busy commuter route damaged by a landslip has been awarded by the Government.

The £2.4m for the A67 at Carlbury, near Darlington, has been announced by Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin from the department's Local Pinch Point Fund for transport schemes.

In total £49m has been made available for transport schemes around the UK to tackle congestion and improve public transport.

The award to Darlington Borough Council, which is contributing the rest of the £3m repair bill in conjunction with Northumbrian Water, is the only grant made in the North East and North Yorkshire.

The region's MPs and members of Darlington Borough Council had lobbied the government to secure the grant and repair the road, which is operating on one-way signals.

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