Additional £2m to be spent improving Staffordshire roads
Staffordshire County Council will spend the funding to fix “problem” road drains and gullies in a bid to prevent floods.
Other measures include further gully cleaning, tackling ditches, road sweeping, weed control and cutting grass on the roadside.
It means the council has now invested a total of £7m into the road network through projects to improve its upkeep.
Councillor David Williams, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Staffordshire is a big county with a road network covering several thousand miles, and in recent years pressure on public finances has seen a reduction in what we can spend on maintenance and upkeep.
“We do all we can with the money available, but we have to prioritise what we do and when.
“However, we’ve listened to feedback from residents and this year we’re investing an additional £2m, on top of the £5m already allocated, to target some of the things we know residents care about.”
The majority of the work will be handled by the county council’s highways department, but others will be handled by other councils in the area.
For example road sweeping will be carried out by district councils and borough councils – as it normally is – with the authorities handed £350,000 by the county council to carry out the work.