Councils in England will be given a share of more than £200 million for road maintenance and pothole repairs. 
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced the allocation of an extra £50m for councils for potholes and flood resilience as well as £151m to reward examples of councils’ best practice – funding that could resurface more than 1,000 miles of road. 
As part of the Government’s work to prevent potholes in the future, the Department for Transport will fund early stage research into new surface materials for pothole repair techniques, such as 3D printing. A digital hub will also be set up for experts to share and develop innovations. 
Road users are already seeing the benefits of extra funding for road maintenance, the Government claimed, with £420m spent in the past six months on resurfacing, pothole repairs and bridge renewals. 
Shortly there will be an announcement of a review of road condition surveying data and technology.  
This call for evidence will seek views on the current methodology used to monitor road condition as well as how councils and the wider sector can harness new forms of technology and data to improve our local roads and infrastructure. 
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