£100m travel boost

An investment of £100 million has been announced as part of a major highways improvement programme spanning the next four years.

Buckinghamshire Council is responsible for the maintenance of 3,200 km of carriageway and 2,400 km of footways, all of which are frequently a hot topic for residents.

Cabinet Member for Transport, Steven Broadbent, said: ‘I know that many residents have concerns about their local roads and I am sure that this news will be celebrated by many.’

As a county, its roads suffer more than most, with direct links from Bucks to London, Oxford and Milton Keynes.

As part of this investment, the council will be repairing the most damaged roads and pavements.

People will be kept well informed about roadworks in their area with new signage indicating when teams will be carrying out improvement works as part of the ‘Investing in your roads’ programme, and letting people know when the job is finished.

A totall of £4 million of this investment will be spent on clearing 85,000 gullies across the county and repairing them when necessary to reduce the potential for road flooding. Not only does this make roads safer but it also reduces the chance for potholes to form as a result of surface water.

An extra £3 million will be spent on making vast improvements to a number of road surfaces across the county.

Mr Broadbent said: ‘I must urge that as work continues to improve our highways, residents continue to play their part by reporting defects on Fix My Street, where they can be picked up by our highways team.’

To report defects, visit: www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk

Steve Broadbent with new ‘Investing In Your Roads’ signage