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Drive to overhaul roads saves £7 million

A drive to make Surrey’s roads more pothole-proof has also saved taxpayers more than £7 million. The second year of a scheme to replace more than 300 miles of road with surfaces that come with a 10-year repair guarantee saved £3.1m through smarter contracts and recycling. When added to the £4.1m saved in the first … Continue reading

‘Don’t let new roads fund bypass Surrey’ – county urges Government

Surrey County Council has written to the Government’s Roads Minister calling for action to prevent the county’s roads missing out on a new highways fund. John Furey, Surrey’s Cabinet Member for Highways, wrote to Andrew Jones MP after the county revealed a new dedicated roads fund was not set to be spent on any of the … Continue reading

BBC interview John Furey about Surrey’s call for share of Budget roads cash

Listen to Cabinet Member for Highways John Furey telling BBC Surrey presenter James Cannon that the council is calling for the government to act so the county benefits from a new dedicated roads fund announced in the latest Budget. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Call for Surrey to share in Budget roads bonanza

Surrey is calling on the Government to act so the county sees the benefit from a new dedicated roads fund announced in George Osborne’s latest Budget. Fears were raised that more than 3,300 miles managed by the county will miss out on the fund from Vehicle Excise Duty despite Surrey drivers contributing more than £100m* … Continue reading

Surrey set to get 819 more pothole-proof roads

Surrey County Council has revealed the 819 pothole-proof roads that are due to be built over the next three years. A total of 177 roads have been lined up to be reconstructed this financial year as part of the council’s Operation Horizon project. Laid end to end with the 143 miles already resurfaced they would … Continue reading

Potholes repaired at rate of nearly one a minute in blitz on winter repairs

Almost 30,000 potholes have been fixed in Surrey at a rate of nearly one a minute in the first four months of the year. The county council launched the blitz to tackle repairs caused by cold and wet winter weather With the help of two hi-tech Jetpatcher machines, 29,980 potholes and other defects were fixed by … Continue reading

Chelsea footballers help to launch community bus service

Chelsea’s Premier League stars of the future have launched one of Surrey’s first community bus services. England youth internationals Jacob Maddox and Martell Taylor-Crossdale, and Swiss youth international Miro Muheim were on hand to unveil the Chatterbus, which will run daily between Cobham and Weybridge. Most of the funding to run the bus was provided by … Continue reading

Sneak preview of Epsom town centre revamp

The first artist’s impression has been published of a planned £3.3 million revamp of Epsom town centre to cut congestion and boost economic growth. Surrey County Council has released an image of how opening part of the town’s one-way system to two-way traffic could look together with a map showing other improvement work. It is … Continue reading

VIDEO: Redhill’s one-way system switches to two-way traffic

Redhill’s one-way system has been opened to two-way traffic as part of a scheme to tackle congestion and boost economic growth. The £4 million town centre improvements, which also include measures to encourage cycling and promote walking by increasing pedestrian safety, were carried out by Surrey County Council and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council after … Continue reading

Two more councils join permit scheme

A Surrey scheme to ease the frustration of delays for motorists will span 130 miles from next month after two more councils join. When West Berkshire links up with the roadworks permit scheme launched by Surrey and East Sussex county councils, it will stretch from Lambourn in the west to Rye on the Sussex coast. … Continue reading

Surrey welcomes extra funding for Thames defences

The news that the government is increasing funding for the River Thames Scheme by £60 million was today welcomed by Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Flooding Recovery John Furey.

Surrey welcomes rail plan

Following a report by Network Rail about improving rail services from Waterloo, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Transport John Furey said: “It’s awful feeling like a sardine packed into a train carriage. These plans are good news for Surrey’s commuters and economy. They include electrifying the North Downs Line, more platforms and ways to ease bottlenecks, all … Continue reading

County council ready for winter

New hi-tech weather forecasts will give Surrey drivers even better protection from ice and snow this winter. Surrey County Council is introducing route-specific forecasts that focus on which roads will be coldest and need advance salting rather than whole areas. The new forecasts are being introduced on the 11 priority gritting routes with one of … Continue reading

Surrey bids for £27 million flood defence improvements

Surrey County Council has bid for £27 million from Whitehall to improve local flood defences. The council has asked for the money to better protect residents across the county from a repeat of last winter’s floods. Below is a video of John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Flooding Recovery, outlining the bid which … Continue reading

Surrey echoes Public Accounts Committee’s call for better roads funding

Following this week’s report by the Public Accounts Committee calling for the Department for Transport to improve its planning and investment in Britain’s roads, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, John Furey, said: “The Public Accounts Committee is right to highlight the inadequacy of Whitehall funding for councils and the need to be efficient … Continue reading

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