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Nottinghamshire County Council budget announces £4m extra road repair funding

The Conservatives at County Hall have announced major new investment into highways in the form of an additional £4m increase in roads funding over and above their normal budget for 2024/25.

The boost in funding will be used for several major resurfacing projects to A and B roads across the County running alongside the Councils highways capital programme.

Speaking at the meeting leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Cllr Ben Bradley said –

“Highways is an area that we know needs a lot of work, we know that it’s a massive priority for our residents and today we’re announcing major additional investment.”

“The additional £4m uplift will allow us to deliver resurfacing and improvements over and above our normal Capital programme, and later this spring, a further £1.5bn will come forward under the new Combined Authority for our transport infrastructure, enabling us to invest even more.

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A list of some of the projects that will benefit from the additional investment was read out by the Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways Cllr Neil Clarke who explained they will be focusing on busy main roads which are among the most in need of repair according to Via’s data.

Cllr Clarke said – “Both the Leader and I regularly lobby and urge Government to support us with additional funding, these successful discussions have enabled us to invest an extra £4m in our roads.”

“I must make it clear, this in no way detracts from the schedule of capital repair that takes place every year. This is in addition to the extensive scheduled programme which will be announced in the next few weeks”.

The list of roads includes 

A60 in Mansfield South of West Notts College

A620 Welham Road in Retford

A616 Great North Road in Newark

A6002 Bilborough Road, bordering Stapleford

B6020 Diamond Avenue in Kirkby

B6020 Kirkby Road in Ravenshead

A617 Kirklington Hill, in Kirklington.

A6211 Thackerys Lane and Arno Vale in Woodthorpe

B6018 Sutton Road in Kirkby

 

Speaking to the amendment put forward by the Independent Alliance, which suggested selling off a piece of Council owned land to fund additional highways repairs, Cllr Bradley had this to say –

“We have a plan, and it is much more credible than what’s in the amendment from the opposition today, their only aim is to try and mislead the public. We don’t have to choose between the huge opportunities for economic development at Toton and repairing out highways, we can do both!”

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