£2.5 million roads boost revealed for Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Council leader Adrian Hardman.

Worcestershire County Council leader Adrian Hardman.

First published in Local

AN EXTRA £2.5 million will be ploughed into repairing ugly potholes, divots and cracks in Worcestershire’s roads network, it has emerged.

The county council is preparing its biggest ever investment into highways after feedback from residents said it should be the biggest priority after social care.

The cash, which will last until 2015, is on top of the £3.2 million of funding from central Government for roads maintenance during the next two financial years.

During surveys last year public satisfaction over the county’s highways was as low as 42 per cent despite multi-millions going on pothole repairs in recent years.

Councillor Adrian Hardman, county council leader, said: “The people of the county have told us it was their second main priority so we will be making considerable investments on it.”

Of the £2.5 million, £500,000 will go into the roads infrastructure budget, which helps towards the rolling maintenance programme across the county.

The remaining £2 million of taxpayer cash will be available for when councillors flag up roads or footpaths of concern from residents.

An additional £2 million will also be put toward flooding alleviation work in Worcestershire.

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4:48pm Sat 9 Feb 13

skychip says...

Thought this was reported yesterday so perhaps there are more details this time.
Thought this was reported yesterday so perhaps there are more details this time. skychip
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6:24pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Landy44 says...

About time we focus highways on the important stuff and stopped them wasting money on poor road/roundabout design and unnecessary signs and traffic calming.

It's a shame they wasted all that money because then this "extra" funding from us tax payers (ie their customer and ultimately their bosses!) wouldn't be needed.

As it is, whilst the roads are bad on places this seems over the top as an amount.

Let's see what they do with it, how well, and no much is left at the end of the period.

WN - make a note to follow up at the right point in the future please.
About time we focus highways on the important stuff and stopped them wasting money on poor road/roundabout design and unnecessary signs and traffic calming. It's a shame they wasted all that money because then this "extra" funding from us tax payers (ie their customer and ultimately their bosses!) wouldn't be needed. As it is, whilst the roads are bad on places this seems over the top as an amount. Let's see what they do with it, how well, and no much is left at the end of the period. WN - make a note to follow up at the right point in the future please. Landy44
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6:25pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Landy44 says...

About time we focus highways on the important stuff and stopped them wasting money on poor road/roundabout design and unnecessary signs and traffic calming.

It's a shame they wasted all that money because then this "extra" funding from us tax payers (ie their customer and ultimately their bosses!) wouldn't be needed.

As it is, whilst the roads are bad on places this seems over the top as an amount.

Let's see what they do with it, how well, and no much is left at the end of the period.

WN - make a note to follow up at the right point in the future please.
About time we focus highways on the important stuff and stopped them wasting money on poor road/roundabout design and unnecessary signs and traffic calming. It's a shame they wasted all that money because then this "extra" funding from us tax payers (ie their customer and ultimately their bosses!) wouldn't be needed. As it is, whilst the roads are bad on places this seems over the top as an amount. Let's see what they do with it, how well, and no much is left at the end of the period. WN - make a note to follow up at the right point in the future please. Landy44
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