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Surrey invests an additional £5m in highways

We know our road network is underfunded by central government and we have not been able to maintain the roads to the level our residents expect.
The recent rain then followed by the snow and extreme cold has made this worse and we realise that our roads are important to the surrey economy
SCC cabinet has taken the decision to invest an additional £5m in these roads to help reverse the impact of this winter’s weather. This money is additional money and will come from additional borrowing.

This will deliver
33 larger schemes  
            300 smaller schemes
22 miles of surface dressing

This work will be done on the very busy B and C roads that our residents use to go to and from work.

We will talk to local members and our local highways teams to build a picture of where this work will be needed
We must be mindful of work being carried by utility companies and not clogging up our network with roadworks

But this work does need to be done
So our commitment is to:
Start to deliver the smaller schemes from the middle of next month
And the larger schemes from June and July.

In the mean time we will continue to respond to any defects that are reported on our network and although our highways teams and our local councillors are doing their best to identify these defects we are also asking for residents help in reporting these defects, not through any of the third party apps but please use the County system, where you will be able to see if the defect has already been reported.

Highways update

The snow and the extreme cold temperature last week will be a challenge to our network and the highways team. This weather will further damage the network and we will see an increase in reports of defects, the local highways team will do their best to inspect the network but this will be a challenge in a short space of time, so we require your help as local residents and local members, if you see any new defects then please report them on the SCC report site, many of the larger defects will get temporary repairs to meet the response time on these and we will return to carry out a full repair in the coming weeks.

Also much of the schedule work was cancelled last week and this will have a knock on effect to other scheduled works, also some of the teams will be helping on emergency repairs, so I apologise for the cancelations and we will get on top of the schedule as soon as possible.

My colleague Cllr Paul Deach, has created this short video which demonstrates how easy it is to report a defect on the highway.