Region to get £3.5m roads funding plan

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The Southern region is to get a £3.5m boost to improved the condition of rural roads.

It is part of a £10m investment announced by Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard.

The Minister has earmarked additional funding announced by the Finance Minister earlier this month for resurfacing work on 1,000 rural roads across the north.

Allocations will be made using a range of weighted indicators based on numbers of defects, numbers of public liability claims, carriageway area together with road condition data from visual and machine surveys.