ESSEX will receive £10million from the Department for Transport to fix roads.

The Department for Transport has revealed how £420 million announced in the Budget will be spent, and it brings the total funds for roads in the east for this year to over £181 million.

Next year, the east will get more than £128 million from the Local Highways Maintenance and Integrated Transport Block funds, which will go towards repairing roads and investing in small safety, bus priority or walking and cycling schemes.

Essex will receive a total of £10,894,000.

Roads Minister Jesse Noman said: “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.

“The east will be getting an extra £54 million this winter to keep its roads in good condition to keep drivers and cyclists safe.”

Clacton MP Giles Watling welcomed the extra cash.

He said: “Although this is strictly a County Council issue, I get many potholes highlighted to me by local residents and we all need good roads to get to where we are going.

"I am pleased that the Government has listened to their concerns and this new funding will ensure that we have the best infrastructure going.

"Make sure you report any issues to the council, so they can be addressed.”