£46 million investment in Derbyshire’s roads and pavements agreed
Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet has agreed work totalling over £46 million to be carried out on the county’s roads and pavements over the next year.
Councillor Simon Spencer, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, said: “The money we will invest over the next 3 years will see a step change in how we tackle improvements on our highways network.
“Next year alone we will surface dress 260 roads and resurface 78 roads and 65 pavements. 84 miles of roads will be surface dressed, and 11.5 miles will be resurfaced.
“We’re also going to make improvements to drains and spend money on other measures to prevent flooding.
“To tackle accidents on the roads we’ve 46 safety schemes which aim to reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured in accidents. Improvements will also be made to the cycle network.
“Then for the following two years we will spend around £40m each year in our bid to keep Derbyshire moving.
”The work will be carried out by our own team, and by specialist contractors which we will bring in to help us meet this ambitious programme.”
The work will be carried out by the council’s own employees, and a range of specialist contractors. To help manage the extensive scheme of work a small team of employees will be recruited shortly.
The table below shows how the funding is set to be distributed over the next year:
|Drainage and flood management||£6.634 million|
|Bridges, structures, retaining walls and highway boundary structures||£3.81 million|
|Signs, lines and signals||£3.218 million|
|Street lighting||£2.401 million|
|Rights of way||£1.698 million|
|Cycle routes||£0.677 million|
|Traffic management||£0.48 million|
|Key Cycle Network investment||£0.57 million|
|Local cycling and walking investment||£0.299 million|
|Public transport||£1.6 million|
|Road safety||£1.992 million|
|Preparation and implementation of major highway projects||£0.25 million|
|Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund and Active Travel Fund||£3.684 million|
|Total 2021 to 2022 programme||£46.803 million|