Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling has announced that Dorset will receive £14 m as part of a fund to improve local roads.
In an announcement, he said: “Every motorist knows that potholes have been a problem in the last few years. That is why the government is continuing to step up its funding to local authorities to address this”.
Over £200m is being granted to councils nationwide for road maintenance costs.
According to the Department for Transport, the overall budget could resurface a road from London to Budapest.
“Funding challenges remain for local authorities to deal with long-term maintenance of their local roads and address a backlog of road repairs”
The Department for Transport is also investing in new technology to prevent potholes from happening.
Research funding has been granted to test new road surface materials and trial 3D scanning to fix pot holes.
In response to the announcement, Martin Tett, the Local Government Association’s transport spokesman, said: “Potholes are the scourge of all road users and this funding is good news to help councils repair them and pioneer innovative ways to stop them forming in the first place.
He added: “While innovation will help councils who are fixing a pothole every 17 seconds, funding challenges remain for local authorities to deal with long-term maintenance of their local roads and address a backlog of road repairs.”