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Half-mile footway builds pedestrian links between Nottinghamshire villages

The villages of Rainworth and Blidworth are enjoying improved pedestrian links after a pavement between the two communities received a substantial upgrade.

The improvement scheme along Warsop Lane, delivered by Via East Midlands on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, has seen the path widened from its previous half-metre width to two metres along a half-mile length.

It reinforces Nottinghamshire County Council’s commitment to investing in highways in the county and shows it’s not just roads that are getting improvements, but pavements too!

The Council has invested an additional £12m into highways, including a doubling of the number of surfacing teams delivering works across the county.

Over 100 tonnes of tar-bound material from the original surface of the pavement was treated and recycled to be used on site as part of the new surface, reducing the carbon footprint of the scheme and minimising its environmental impact.

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Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “Prioritising local roads and footways was one of the key areas of work to come out of the Highways Review and improvement plan.

“Not only have we been able to make this pavement safer for pedestrians, but we have also been able to ensure the work has been undertaken with recycled materials which supports our aims to protect and improve our environment.

“Works on footways like these also encourage people to walk more which offers all kinds of health and environmental benefits.”

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