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An extra £1million for Gloucestershire's roads
GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council is ploughing an additional £1million into road resurfacing and patching.
The investment comes after feedback from the county’s residents that more needs to be done to improve the roads.
This year 106 resurfacing schemes will improve the condition of more than 50 miles of the county’s roads.
Both full council and cabinet approved the extra expenditure, which is on top of the additional £5.9million already being invested in highway improvement schemes.
The new money will help extend existing resurfacing schemes such as the planned resurfacing of the A429 Fosseway, which can now be doubled in length.
Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood at Gloucestershire County Council said, “Resurfacing to improve and renew the condition of the county’s roads continues to be a priority.
“This extra £1 million is on top of our existing annual resurfacing programme, and the additional £5.9 million we’re already ploughing into Gloucestershire’s roads.
“People tell us they want to see improvements, and we’re acting on that. It’s good news that our roads are being treated with more money - it means a bigger programme of resurfacing right across the county.”
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