Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Essex: Further £10m pledged to tackle pot holes

13:20 20 June 2014

Pothole road

Pothole road

Archant

An extra £10million is to be spent fixing roads in Essex.

shares

Essex County Council (ECC) has successfully bid for £4.4m of Government money to mend pot holes from a national pot of £168 million.

The authority is adding £5.6m of its own funding to tackle the issue. The money is intended for this year, with works carried out by the end of March next year.

Over the next few months 36 road repair gangs, 20 more than usual, will be deployed across the county to fix the worst pot holes and other defects such as drain covers, kerbs and pavements.

Rodney Bass, county councillor for highways, said: “This funding will make a difference. We know that highway defects are one of the biggest sources of dissatisfaction in the county.

“It is encouraging that ECC has been awarded one of the largest shares of the Pot hole Repair Fund announced by the Chancellor in March.

“This is another boost to the investment which Essex County Council itself is already putting in to improve roads, keep transport moving and ensure future economic growth and prosperity in the county.

“I must emphasise this will not fix the entire network of potholes across Essex but it will make a difference.”

ECC will spend a further £1m on white line painting after roads have been repaired.

shares

1 comment

  • How about withdrawing from the EU, save ourselves the £53 million it costs us every day, then we would have the 'extra' £10 Billion needed to upgrade and improve our 'ancient' roads !

    Report this comment

    freedomf

    Monday, June 23, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Home Secretary Theresa May is launching Conservative candidate for Colchester Will Quince's campaign.

The Home Secretary visited Colchester today to launch the Conservative candidate’s manifesto.

Hen harrier chicks at a nest - the species has become a symbol of UK bird of prey protection efforts.

A top naturalist and TV presenter really got to the art of the matter in his fight against illegal bird and animal persecution - and used a Constable masterpiece to make his point

Sudbury Town Centre. North Street.

Police are treating the sudden death of a man in Sudbury as unexplained.

Thomas the Tank was a favourite of Callum Maclean

It’s been a tad nostalgic in the office this week, writes Kate Dodd. A flippant mention of favourite TV as a child, and the chat turned all misty-eyed and heart felt.

Emergency services at the scene at the multi-storey car park in Bury on November 28.

A 64-year-old woman who died after falling from a multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds committed suicide, an inquest has heard.

RAF Mildenhall

A new group has been launched to evaluate ideas for future uses of the RAF Mildenhall site before presenting them to the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

The Red Arrows perform manoeuvres at the Clacton Air Show on Friday, 22 August.

Spectators at this year’s Clacton Airshow will once again be able to watch the world famous Red Arrows.

Kevin Bru after being reunited with Gizzer

Ipswich Town supporters came to the rescue of one their favourite players, reuniting them with their beloved dog.

Giles' portrait of Alf Garnett

An unusual work by Suffolk art icon Carl Giles is to be auctioned in the county.

Traffic. Library image.

A broken down lorry caused slight delays for westbound traffic on the A14 this evening.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages