Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:32

Fairer Funding for Surrey's Roads

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Surrey CC are calling for a change in the funding system so that busier roads receive more funding for repairs. You can sign the petition here

Surrey has almost 3,500 miles of roads with over 4.8 million miles travelled on those roads per year. The grant received by Surrey  from the Government is about £4,000 per million vehicle miles travelled. A Neighbouring county has a figure of £5,500 per million vehicle miles travelled. The recent Pothole Fund announced by the Government which uses the same formula saw Surrey get £1.8m, whereas one of our neighbouring counties received £2.9m, and a quiet west country area was given £4.4m.SCC are investing £5M into their winter damage programme. The focus will be on the B and C road network. The first round of works is underway and officers are already walking the priority roads to determine what treatment (patching or local structural repair) is needed and the extent of the works.

Surrey CC are investing £5M into their winter damage programme. The focus will be on the B and C road network. The first round of works is underway and officers are already walking the priority roads to determine what treatment (patching or local structural repair) is needed and the extent of the works.

We hope the majority of this work will be done over the next 2-3 months.

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