Nottinghamshire County Council approves £36 million for highways improvements

Nottinghamshire County Council has approved nearly £36 million of highways investment for the year.

The investment will be used to focus on improving roads and footpaths, protect properties from flooding and get people and businesses back on the after the pandemic.

The council’s provisional programmes includes £16.4 million for road mainteance schemes, £5.5 million for pedestrian crossings, route capacity improvements and speed management schemes. This includes £350,000 of additional funding for road safety. Approximately £13.4 million will go towards delivering the Gedling Access Road, active travel programmes and to continue street lighting upgrades. Also, £640,000 of revenue funding will go towwards new traffic management plans with £1 million of council capital funding for Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures to protect communities and businesses most vulnerable to flooding.

The council has also secured almost £2.2 million towards the second part of its active travel infrastructure proposals, reports Business Live.

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 make way for schemes to protect our communities from flooding and the promotion of walking and cycling. The investment is part of our strategy to support the local economy, promote health and wellbeing and ensure communities thrive particularly crucial as the easing of lockdown measures continue.”


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