Improvement schemes, road and path repairs, traffic signal upgrades, drainage schemes and road safety measures are all included in Nottinghamshire County Council’s plans for the year ahead.
This investment includes:
- £27m allocated to capital maintenance schemes to improve local roads and other highway assets, including £3m of additional County Council funding towards this work
- £4.8m allocated to integrated transport schemes (e.g., pedestrian crossings, capacity improvements, speed management schemes) which includes £0.35m of additional County Council funding for road safety schemes; as well as allocations to fund major transport scheme business cases
- £0.5m of County Council revenue funding to deliver the traffic management revenue programme development of major infrastructure improvement schemes
- £12.3m of funding secured to deliver Southwell Flood Risk Alleviation scheme; active travel programmes; Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funding; and potential bus improvements through the Bus Service Improvement Plan.
Highway maintenance funding is allocated based on detailed surveys of road condition across the county, therefore there will always be differences in the amount of money spent in each district – based on the maintenance required and the length of road in each district. For example, Newark has approx. 1038km of road compared with Broxtowe that has 398km of road.
The plans are the second in the council’s three-year Highways Capital and Revenue Programme.
Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “There are more than 300 individual road, footway and drainage schemes planned across the county for the year ahead, as we continue to invest in Nottinghamshire’s highways.
“The capital programme will continue to see us focus on long-term repairs to the local road network, footways, and drainage, taking a ‘whole street’ approach where it is prudent to do so.
“Combined with the works delivered by our mechanised patching teams, it means we’ll be able to deliver large-scale surface repairs to a significant number of roads and pavements across Nottinghamshire as part of our continuing plan to improve the county’s roads.
“We can’t repair all of the county’s roads immediately and we need to prioritise where these repairs are taking place, but our move to a three-year programme, means more residents can see when their road is going to be repaired, and our plans for this year and provisional plans for 2024/25 and 25/26 can be found on our website.
“Our ongoing investment into Nottinghamshire’s roads demonstrates our commitment to delivering improvements following our cross-party highways review panel.
“The investment is also part of our strategy to support the local economy, promote health and wellbeing and ensure communities thrive.”