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John Furey

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Road repair software to save time and £100,000 a year

Surrey is set to get Google Street View-style software which will speed up road improvements and save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds. The county council is expected to save at least £100,000 and thousands of manpower hours per year when it becomes one of the first local authorities to introduce the software. Highways teams … Continue reading

Walton Bridge up for third major award

A major bridge that carries thousands of Surrey commuters a day could win its third top award in a row. Surrey County Council’s Walton Bridge has been shortlisted for the British Construction Industry awards, weeks after winning twice from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The £32 million road bridge carries 35,000 commuter cars a … Continue reading

County council gets £3.8 million to fix flood-damaged roads

Surrey County Council has welcomed a £3.8m Government boost towards its £23m repair bill to fix flood-damaged roads. The council has already fixed 36,000 potholes this year after the winter floods, and this extra Government cash would cover the cost of fixing another 78,000. Last month Surrey announced its £23m action plan to repair flood-damaged … Continue reading

New streetlights save enough energy to power Bagshot for year

New smart streetlights have already saved enough energy to power almost every home in Bagshot for a year. All 88,000 streetlights have now been replaced or upgraded by Surrey County Council as part of one of Britain’s biggest roll-outs of energy-efficient technology. The project, which has been completed a year ahead of schedule, has swapped … Continue reading

Longer-term road repairs strategy launched

A five-year roads repair project that saved £3 million through better planning has inspired a new longer-term strategy to improving Surrey’s streets. At a meeting on Tuesday, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet adopted the longer-term planning approach used in Operation Horizon so that all road maintenance is better and saves taxpayers’ money.

Walton Bridge scoops major engineering award

A major bridge that carries thousands of Surrey commuters a day has won a prestigious award. Surrey County Council’s new Walton Bridge was among the winners at a ceremony held last night by the Institution of Civil Engineers to celebrate the best projects in the industry. The bridge, which was the first new Thames crossing … Continue reading

Congestion-busting permit scheme gets business backing

A congestion-busting scheme to cut the pain of delays and boost the economy has received backing from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Surrey County Council took control of who digs roadworks, where and when last year with the launch of a permit scheme. It means roads are dug up and closed less often, cutting hold-ups and … Continue reading

Flood-damaged Surrey roads to get £23 million repair fund

Surrey County Council is to spend £23 million on repairing flood-damaged roads and bridges, Leader David Hodge announced today. For more details, see the video below:  

Roads project saves £3m as multi-million-pound flood repairs continue

A budget to fix flood-damaged Surrey streets has had a £3 million boost thanks to savings found in the first year of a major county council roads programme. As Surrey County Council continues to clear up at least £15 million of damage to streets flooded since Christmas, road bosses have delivered £3 million of savings … Continue reading

Blitz on 17,000 repairs to flood-damaged roads

Hundreds of potholes a day are being fixed after the launch of a blitz on up to 17,000 repairs to flood-damaged Surrey roads. In the first two months this year, 18,500 potholes were filled in – 4,500 more than the same period a year earlier. Now the council has launched a major operation to step up … Continue reading

Roads could get extra government cash thanks to efficiency drive

Surrey County Council is hopeful it could be in line for extra road repair cash as a government reward for giving taxpayers value for money. From next year, councils that prove they spend highways funding efficiently are set to get a bigger share of the country’s £200 million annual roads maintenance budget under plans recently … Continue reading

Surrey roads flooding repair bill for Christmas alone hits £12.5m

The repair bill to fix Surrey’s flood-affected roads and bridges over Christmas has spiralled to £12.5 million – before this month’s flooding is even taken into account. A major clear-up of the 2,500 worst-affected Surrey roads is underway after devastating flooding twice hit the county over Christmas and again this month. Over Christmas, heavy storms … Continue reading

Discarded furniture would snake up and down Box Hill 10 times

If all the reusable sofas and beds that were thrown away in Surrey last year were laid end to end, they would snake up and down Box Hill 10 times. The line would contain 25,000 pieces of furniture and stretch for 30 miles. In total, 4,500 tonnes of furniture which could still be used are … Continue reading

More than 500 roads fixed in winter repair blitz

Surrey County Council has fixed more than 500 roads damaged by last year’s ice and snow in five months since earmarking £5 million to tackle the issue. In September, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet allocated £5 million to fix almost 700 of the road surfaces most affected by ice and snow throughout the first half of … Continue reading

£6 million bill for Surrey County Council to fix flood-damaged roads

The estimated repair bill to fix Surrey’s roads and bridges has hit the £6 million mark as engineers draw up a hitlist of the worst-affected spots – with more rain forecast. Torrential rain, strong winds and burst riverbanks over Christmas and the New Year prompted county council roads teams to work around the clock to … Continue reading

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