Buckinghamshire Council invests £100 million into four-year highways improvement programme

Buckinghamshire Council has announced an investment of £100 million as part of a major highways improvement programme over the next four years.

As part of this investment, Buckinghamshire Council will be repairing the most damaged roads and pavements. Residents and members of the travelling public will be kept well informed about the roadworks in their area with brand new signage indicating when we are carrying out improvement works as part of the ‘Investing in your roads’ programme, and letting people know when we’ve completed the job.

£4 million of this investment will be spent on clearing the 85,000 gullies we have across the county and repairing them when necessary to reduce the potential for road flooding. Not only does this make our roads safer but it also reduces the chance for potholes to form as a result of surface water.

An additional £3 million will also be spent on making vast improvements to a number of road surfaces across the county.

Cabinet Member for Transport, Steven Broadbent, said: “I am delighted that such a significant and much needed investment is being made into our highways. I know that many residents have concerns about their local roads and I am sure that this news will be celebrated by many. I’m also impressed with the bold new signage, which is vital when it comes to keeping residents informed about the improvements happening in their area. I must urge that as work continues to improve our highways, residents continue to play their part by reporting defects on Fix My Street, where they can be picked up by our highways team.”

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