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John Furey

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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

Surrey streetlight scheme set to finish a year ahead of schedule

A scheme to replace Surrey’s night-time orange glow with nearly 90,000 brighter energy-efficient lights is on course to finish almost a year ahead of schedule. Speedy progress has seen more than 75,000 new streetlights installed, meaning one of the country’s biggest roll-outs of smart lamps is due to be completed next April. Contractors Skanska and … Continue reading

Beat the Christmas rush with digital journey planner

A new online journey planner that helps Surrey shoppers beat the last-minute Christmas rush and even watch their weight is available from the county council. The real-time planner – which is available at http://www.travelsmartsurrey.info - saves time, money and carbon emissions by giving the latest and best routes for driving, walking, cycling and public transport, such … Continue reading

Third council set to join Surrey roadworks clampdown

A Surrey County Council permit scheme to ease the pain of roadworks could extend to the equivalent of halfway across Wales if Bracknell Forest signs up. Bracknell Forest councillors are consulting on whether to join the roadworks permit scheme, launched by Surrey and East Sussex county councils last month to decide how works are done, … Continue reading

County council improves two of Surrey’s busiest roads

Surrey drivers are set to have a happier New Year as the county council announces new projects to make more of its roads pothole-free. Road teams have just overhauled part of the A25, one of the county’s busiest commuter routes, and they are set to start work on another major route next month. Having just … Continue reading

Welcome for Gatwick station investment

Following the Government’s announcement of a £50 million redevelopment of Gatwick Airport’s railway station as part of a £375m national infrastructure investment plan, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment John Furey said: “This is great news for Surrey’s commuters and economy. A new platform and better facilities will help to reduce overcrowding … Continue reading

More than 200 roadworks rejected in Surrey congestion crackdown

Council bosses have rejected permission for almost 250 inadequate roadworks in a fortnight since launching their new permit scheme. Earlier this month, Surrey County Council took control of who digs roadworks where, when and with whom. This will mean up to 2,400 fewer roadworks in the county every year, slashing congestion and saving Surrey’s economy … Continue reading

More than 300 roads safer thanks to winter damage fund

 Surrey County Council has fixed the equivalent of nine rugby pitches after earmarking funds to tackle winter road damage. In September, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet allocated £5 million to fix more than 600 of the road surfaces most affected by ice and snow last winter. So far, the county council has completed 63,725 square metres … Continue reading

New Guildford park and ride facility opens in Onslow

A new park and ride facility at Onslow is now open to the public, running regular bus services to Guildford train station and town centre in time for the busy Christmas shopping period. Located just off the A3 to the west of central Guildford next to the Holiday Inn Hotel and Surrey Sports Park, the … Continue reading

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