Hertfordshire County Council to spend £40m fixing county’s roads
£40m has been set aside to fix potholes, pavements, and bridges across Hertfordshire.
During 2018/19, £40m will be spent delivering more than 1,000 maintenance and improvement schemes across the county.
These include repairs to roads, traffic signals, bridges, and pavements, as well as improvements to help tackle safety and reducing traffic congestion.
An extra £5m has been allocated to improve the condition of smaller roads, as part of a longer term £29m programme.
Ralph Sangster, cabinet member for highways, said: “We’ve increased the budget for highway improvements to make sure we can deliver the maintenance and improvement schemes that our roads need, and on top of that we’re investing £37m over the next five years in improvements to the unclassified road network – that’s the roads most of us live on as well as rural lanes.
“We know that the state of the county’s roads really matters to our residents, and we share the view that well maintained roads and footpaths are important to everyone using them. While we can’t do everything, this work programme, along with the regular repairs we do, will make a real difference to roads across the county.”
The works are prioritised in a number of ways. For maintenance works the county council work on roads that need repairs because they are in a poor state now and those that need preventative maintenance work to avoid problems in the near future.
Improvement schemes take into account factors like reducing accidents and tackling congestion.
Details of which roads are included in the 2018/19 programme can be found here