Nottinghamshire commits to major highways investment

£55 million is being pumped into Nottinghamshire’s highways and transport network over the next year to improve roads, introduce integrated transport schemes and update traffic management.

The investment is made up of £54.6m from capital and £0.97m from revenue funding and works included within the programme are comprised of councillor, stakeholder and community suggestions.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “This significant investment reflects our ongoing commitment to improving Nottinghamshire’s highways and transport network.

“Not only will the programme of investment further improve the quality of road repairs and maintenance with new technology, it will also enable us to deliver transport schemes, major projects and road safety measures.

“The investment is part of our strategy to support the local economy, promote health and wellbeing and ensure communities thrive, which is particularly crucial as the easing of lockdown measures continues.”

The proposed 2020/21 highways programmes include:

  • £26.54m allocated to capital maintenance schemes to improve local roads and other highway assets
  • £5.57m 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 enhanced rail services and major transport scheme business cases
  • £22.469m of funding secured to deliver Gedling Access Road, Southwell Flood Risk Alleviation scheme, and street lighting upgrades
  • £0.525m of revenue funding to deliver the traffic management revenue programme; and
  • £0.447m to deliver travel planning (£0.282m secured from the Department for Transport and £0.165m secured from public health reserves).

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