Plans to invest £27 million in 2023/24 to repair roads and pavements, reduce flooding and improve local bus and cycle networks will be considered by Derbyshire County Councillors at this week’s Cabinet meeting (17 November 2022).
Funded by the Department for Transport, the investment marks the final part of the county’s major 3-year, £120 million programme to resurface roads and pavements damaged by bad weather, improve bus travel and develop more rural cycling and walking routes to boost tourism.
This year, the Council has already delivered over £20 million of travel and transport improvements across Derbyshire, reports Chesterfield News.
Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal, Cabinet Member for Highways Assets and Transport, said:“This significant investment underlines our commitment to improve travel and transport across Derbyshire, to deliver safer and better journeys with less congestion for everyone.
“By careful planning and despite the challenges of the world economy, we are on course to deliver £120 million pounds of investment across our local roads, cycle routes, pavements and bus network by March 2024.
“Next year, our ambitious plans will target over £12 million to resurface roads and repair potholes across our network.
“Our major investment programme will also help to tackle flooding problems, improve road safety and tackle congestion at some of our busiest junctions.
“This approach is all part of our work to provide resident focussed services to deliver a prosperous and green Derbyshire for everyone.
“We recognise that these improvements will cause some delays as we will need to safeguard the travelling public and our workforce, and I would like to thank everyone for their patience.”
Projects included in next year’s (2023/24) programme have been carefully selected to reflect feedback from local people, councillors, and government funding available.
To find out the breakdown on how Derbyshire County Council will spend the money, click here.
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